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Nutter Spokesman: House To Vote on Sept. 8

Mayor Nutter's spokesman Doug Oliver says the administration has a commitment from the leaders of the state House of Representatives that there will be a Sept. 8 vote on House Bill 1828, which would provide budget relief for the city.

Nutter Spokesman: House To Vote on Sept. 8

Mayor Nutter's spokesman Doug Oliver says the administration has a commitment from the leaders of the state House of Representatives that there will be a Sept. 8 vote on House Bill 1828, which would provide budget relief for the city.

"It's cutting it to the wire, but they've committed that Sept. 8 is our date," Oliver said.

Oliver stressed that the mayor is asking the state House to approve the bill -- which would allow the city to temporarily raise the sales tax and defer some pension payments -- without amendments so that it can go straight to the governor for his signature.

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