Advocates for new state transportation funding are expressing confidence that a proposal passed by the state senate to raise $2.5-billion a year can win approval in the house this fall.
Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
“I’m very disappointed,” said city councilman Bill Greenlee, who tried but failed to get the 12 votes needed to override Mayor Nutter’s veto.
The meeting of the CEO Council for Growth attracted ten members of Congress and more than 40 corporate and university heads for a frank and private discussion on how the region can propser with the right moves.
The 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.
Even as Philadelphia City Council on Thursday overrode one veto by Mayor Michael Nutter, another veto by the mayor will stand.
Members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce got a lesson in giving back to the community from former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen.
Introduced today in Philadelphia City Council: a plan that could radically alter the city’s business tax by shifting some of the burden from local firms to large, national companies.