Taxes, Fees Going Up Across Country

As you all probably know, Mayor Nutter is poised to unveil a budget tomorrow that features temporary increases to the city's sales and property taxes to help close a $1 billion budget shortfall over the next five years.

But Philly is not alone in hiking taxes or fees to deal with budget problems. This USA Today story notes that cities and states around the country are doing the same thing. Our favorite: Pontiac, IL is considering a $300 fee for accident victims who have be extricated from their cars.