Philadelphia Sales Tax

Mayor Nutter's Number Crunchers Perplexed About Drop In Sales Tax RevenuesPhiladelphia officials don't quite know why revenues from the city sales tax are lower than expected -- but they suspect that Amazon and other online retailers may be to blame.
Even With Sales Tax Revenue, Phila. Schools Prepare to Lay Off 1,000 More TeachersPhiladelphia schools superintendent William Hite (at right in photo) says he wants to keep the conversation on revenue -- where the needed funds will come from -- and not on the cuts that would ensue if it doesn't arrive.
Nutter Sees More Rough Road Ahead For Philly School District FundingOn Wednesday afternoon Mayor Nutter said he was thankful that Gov. Corbett finally cut the check for the $45 million for the school district.
Nutter: City Will Borrow $50 Million So Schools Can Open On TimeNutter said the city will borrow the money until the funding crisis can be resolved.