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Green out to formally bury soda tax & garbage fee, but not yet

By all accounts, Mayor Nutter's proposed tax on sugary drinks and garbage fee are going nowhere in City Council.

Green out to formally bury soda tax & garbage fee, but not yet

By all accounts, Mayor Nutter's proposed tax on sugary drinks and garbage fee are going nowhere in City Council.

So why not declare them formally dead, Councilman Bill Green wonders?

He considered this morning seeking a formal discharge of the two tax bills, which were introduced by Councilwoman Marian Tasco at Nutter's request. Green's view is that the two tax proposals have become something of a pointless distraction, since they are no longer viable. So why not discharge them and move on? That rarely used parliamentary procedure would have formally killed the bills. At Tasco's request, however, Green is holding off. Tasco is not in council today.

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