Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Taxes, Fees Going Up Across Country

As you all probably know, Mayor Nutter is poised to unveil a budget tomorrow that features temporary increases to the city's sales and property taxes to help close a $1 billion budget shortfall over the next five years.

Taxes, Fees Going Up Across Country

As you all probably know, Mayor Nutter is poised to unveil a budget tomorrow that features temporary increases to the city's sales and property taxes to help close a $1 billion budget shortfall over the next five years.

But Philly is not alone in hiking taxes or fees to deal with budget problems. This USA Today story notes that cities and states around the country are doing the same thing. Our favorite: Pontiac, IL is considering a $300 fee for accident victims who have be extricated from their cars.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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