Councilman wants Philly to outsource tax collection

Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Green has introduced a bill that would allow Philadelphia to issue and sell tax liens that would allow private collectors to go after deadbeat property owners who don't pay their city and school support taxes. Councilmen O'Neill, Henon, Oh, Squilla and Kenney are co-sponsors.

No word yet from the city, Green tells me. Many other towns in New Jersey, for example, "The difference between cities that have swift and sure collection, and what we have, I think we could collect another $75 million a year," Green added.