City Legislation Approved in the State House

That gust of wind you just felt might be Philadelphia officials breathing a sigh of relief. The state House of Representatives has given final approval to legislation that would alllow the city to raise the sales tax and change payments into the pension fund.

Of course, now the battle moves to the state Senate. And Dominic Pileggi, the leader of the state Senate Republicans from Delaware County, has said that he doesn't want to deal with the Philly requests until after the full budget is resolved.

So what does that mean for Mayor Nutter? Will he start playing hardball in Harrisburg? Stay tuned...