Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, to the Philly Tribune:
“The superintendent and her finance person told us we needed $25 million for kindergarten and that they needed $50 million for Transpasses and that if they had that money they could move the rest and they wouldn’t need a tax increase,” said Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. “Those issues are resolved. So, the issues they said were important … those issues are resolved, and then all of a sudden it starts all over."
Of coure it's not this simple -- resolving the kindergarten issue just moved that budget gap somewhere else, and some transportation issues remain. But check out the story for a breakdown of where several council members are on the matter.
Meanwhile, Mayor Nutter is touring city schools today, discussing the impact of proposed cuts. He's tweeting about it.
UPDATE: Mayoral aide Luke Butler throwing down the gauntlet:
Wait, C/W Blackwell, the Chair of Council's Education Committee, is rallying with Big Soda against education funding? I don't understand.