Philly voters approve city borrowing $172M for capital projects

Philadelphia voters on Tuesday approved a ballot question asking whether the city should borrow $172 million for capital projects —  including public transit, streets, municipal buildings, and parks and museums.

The borrowing is typical for the city to do each year to fund its six-year capital plan. According to legislation passed in September, the bulk of the money — $95.7 million — would go toward improvements of municipal service buildings.

With nearly 98 percent of the vote tallied, the measure was approved by a 2-1 ratio.