Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thursday's DN: AVI could spell trouble for small businesses, renters

The Actual Value Initiative, which begins next year, could mean increased tax burdens for many Philly small businesses.

Thursday's DN: AVI could spell trouble for small businesses, renters

The Actual Value Initiative, which begins next year, could mean increased tax burdens for many Philly small businesses.

Landlords also say they are getting the short end of the stick with AVI and may have to pass the cost on to renters.

Meanwhile, some in Council tell the administrtion they don't want to look like the bad guys when they adopt a tax rate higher than 1.25 percent - the figure that the administration has been basing many of its estimates on but that few believe will be the final rate.

And Jenice Armstrong coins the term "dashiki-gate" to describe what happened to state Rep. W. Curtis Thomas, D-North Philadelphia, last week.

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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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