City considers tax hikes to aid School District of Philadelphia

    There’s that pesky soda tax again. As Philadelphia City Council considers its funding role to the School District, talks of taxing sugary drinks have resumed.

    Parking meter and property tax hikes are also on the table, but the discussion is an early one.

    Heard in the Hall reports Mayor Michael Nutter plans to meet with council members today in the hopes of drawing up some type of legislation that could be introduced as early as tomorrow. The soda tax flopped when it was introduced last year, but now it’s being proposed as a solution to the District’s budget woes.

    Feed the Feed: What tax hikes, if any, would you support to help the District?

    Look for Tom MacDonal’s full report on this later.

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