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What's the Status of House Bill 1828?

Wondering what’s happening with House Bill 1828? Join the club.

What's the Status of House Bill 1828?

Wondering what’s happening with House Bill 1828? Join the club.

The legislation that would allow the city to raise the sales tax temporarily and defer some payments into the pension fund is in the hands of the state Senate. But so far no vote has been scheduled.

We hear Mayor Nutter plans to head to Harrisburg tomorrow to again push for passage of the bill, which would be worth $700 million over five years. Nutter is set to send layoff notices to 3,000 city workers on Friday, if the state Senate does not approve the budget relief.
 

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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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