Parents Press Council For More Help For City’s SchoolsParents upset with the Philadelphia School District's budget crisis came to City Council Thursday, hoping those lawmakers would boost the size of the city's bailout. The parents left disappointed.
City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget GapRob 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.
City Council Weighs Raising Use And Occupancy Tax To Help Fund SchoolsCity Council's Finance committee today examines a proposal from Seventh District councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez on the 'Use and Occupancy Tax,' or U&O, a type of property tax specific to business owners.
Philadelphia City Council Approves Budget, Delays AVIThe budget season is over at Philadelphia City Hall. City Council has passed a $3.6 billion budget, ending a tumultuous three-month stretch during which tough decisions were made on how to make ends meet.
Alternate Tax Plan Surfaces In CouncilAs City Council continues grappling with Mayor Nutter's controversial property tax proposal, one of the local lawmakers is pushing an alternate plan.