Use and Occupancy Tax

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Parents Press Council For More Help For City’s Schools

Parents 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.


(Nutter administration finance director Rob Dubow testifies before City Council's finance committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee Pushes Alternative Funding Source For School Budget Gap

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.


(Philadelphia city councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sanchez, at Wednesday's City Council hearing.  Photos from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Weighs Raising Use And Occupancy Tax To Help Fund Schools

City 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.


Council President Clarke with his colleagues in the caucus room, before passing a new city budget. (By Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia City Council Approves Budget, Delays AVI

The 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.


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Alternate Tax Plan Surfaces In Council

As City Council continues grappling with Mayor Nutter’s controversial property tax proposal, one of the local lawmakers is pushing an alternate plan.