Dave Davies and Jennifer Lynn talk Philly mayoral budgets past

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    Former Philadelphia Mayors Ed Rendell

    Former Philadelphia Mayors Ed Rendell

    Mayor Jim Kenney presented his first budget plan Thursday to Philadelphia City Council. While the highlight of the proposal is a tax on soda and other sugary drink, Kenney joins a long line of mayors who once looked to shape the city’s future. 

    WHYY’s senior reporter Dave Davies and Morning Edition host Jennifer Lynn talked about about the budgets of past administations — including those of Ed Rendell, John Street, and Michael Nutter — to put Kenney’s first budget speech into context.

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