La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael said the tax cut wasn't necessary. He'd like to pay more in taxes. The better the city is doing, the better his company will do, he said. And it all starts with upgrading the city's schools.
Carmichael is betting that taxes will help the city improve services, including its schools, while also raising its economy. On Wednesday, April 25, he'll participate in a Philadelphia Inquirer tax panel featuring a host of state-and-local tax experts from Ballard Spahr, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and Moody's.
Erin Arvedlund writes a weekly column for the Inquirer on investing and personal finance. Her first book was Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff (Penguin).