City Council gives budget preliminary approval

City Council this morning gave preliminary approval to Mayor Nutter's revised budget and five year plan.

As reported in the Daily News earlier this week, the revised plan has slowed down wage and business tax cuts and added some additional spending.

Today Council members approved the budget on the committee level. It is on schedule to be fully passed in another week.

Councilman Jim Kenney noted after the hearing that the budget "passed today for all intents and purposes."