Friday, September 19, 2014
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City Legislation Approved in the State House

That gust of wind you just felt might be Philadelphia officials breathing a sigh of relief. The state House of Representatives has given final approval to legislation that would alllow the city to raise the sales tax and change payments into the pension fund.

City Legislation Approved in the State House

That gust of wind you just felt might be Philadelphia officials breathing a sigh of relief. The state House of Representatives has given final approval to legislation that would alllow the city to raise the sales tax and change payments into the pension fund.

Of course, now the battle moves to the state Senate. And Dominic Pileggi, the leader of the state Senate Republicans from Delaware County, has said that he doesn't want to deal with the Philly requests until after the full budget is resolved.

So what does that mean for Mayor Nutter? Will he start playing hardball in Harrisburg? Stay tuned...

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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