In a 4-2 majority opinion, the court found that the city had not violated state law by taxing the distribution of beverages. Opponents of the tax had argued that the levy amounted to double taxation because it is passed down to consumers who already pay sales taxes.
Acting on a petition from about a dozen media organizations, a Montgomery County judge on Friday unsealed the identities of the jurors who convicted Bill Cosby, but told them not to publicly discuss the deliberations that led to their decision last month.
Laura McCrystal covers everything about taxes, government revenue, and how such policies impact people in Philadelphia and beyond. She previously covered news in Montgomery County, including Bill Cosby's trial.