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Thursday's DN: Nutter Fights For Soda Tax

Mayor Nutter went on television last night to fight for his proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages while City Council considered ways to raise cash for the Philadelphia School District that don't involve raising taxes.

Thursday's DN: Nutter Fights For Soda Tax

Mayor Nutter went on television last night to fight for his proposed tax on sugar sweetened beverages while City Council considered ways to raise cash for the Philadelphia School District that don't involve raising taxes.

School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, meanwhile, is still fighting to keep her Promise Academy program funded as the district deals with a budget deficit.

Two City Council members -- Bill Green and Jim Kenney -- have very different positions on how the city's Board of Ethics plans to close a loophole in the campaign finance law.

And the Daily News takes a look at a reclusive porn king living in Society Hill.

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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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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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