DN Editorial: No new taxes?

Posted: March 01, 2012

ON TUESDAY, Mayor Nutter announced he won't propose any new taxes in next week's budget address.

Just over a year ago, the mayor stood before Council and said: "There are no tax increases in the budget that I propose today . . . The people have given enough." We all remember how that turned out. In May, the school district asked Council for $100 million to help with its deficit. Philadelphians got a 3.85 percent property-tax hike - the second in two years. This year, the administration won't comment on whether the city will help the district with its current deficit. But when the mayor boasts that he's not proposing any new taxes, remember: "Proposing" isn't the same thing as "enacting."

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