No tax increase in Philadelphia, Nutter representative vows

A spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter has some good news for city taxpayers.

Mark McDonald was emphatic in speaking about the budget to be presented March 8.

“The mayor’s view is that he has no intention of requesting any kind of a tax increase in support of the fiscal 2013 budget that will be part of his budget address next week,” McDonald said.

Even though more cash may be needed for the school district and shortfalls in city finances, the Nutter administration will not request revenue enhancements.

“Without going into the details of what we are projecting in terms of overall revenue, we will present a budget … that will be balanced and will not have any new taxes,” McDonald said Tuesday.

Last year, there was an increase in the school district portion of the real estate tax to help deal with the school funding crisis.

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