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Council takes steps on property tax hike, but balks on soda tax

Remember earlier, when we said a budget deal was close? Well, not quite. Council took big steps today towards putting together a final budget, but big questions remain unresolved. That includes the fate of the new tax on soda and sugary drinks. Go visit Philly Clout, which has the details.

Council takes steps on property tax hike, but balks on soda tax

Remember earlier, when we said a budget deal was close? Well, not quite. Council took big steps today towards putting together a final budget, but big questions remain unresolved. That includes the fate of the new tax on soda and sugary drinks.

 

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