Nutter may bring back soda tax to help fund schools

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is talking about bringing back his soda tax proposal.

Nutter met with community leaders Wednesday morning to talk about how to raise funds to direct toward the city schools. He’s discussing raising property taxes, imposing the tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and hiking parking meter rates.

Nutter has said he wants to help give the schools about $100 million more, but has been struggling to figure out how to afford it.

The school district is facing more than $600 million deficit.

Gov. Tom Corbett, speaking in Philadelphia Tuesday, said that he knows the state cuts to education are painful, but he doesn’t see a way to avoid them.

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