Tag: Taxes

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Free Drinks
May 20, 2016 AT 3:48 PM
Councilwoman Cindy Bass elicited a chorus of agreement from her colleagues yesterday when she said shoddy liquor license enforcement – which she called an “honor system” – had led to as much as $36...
Taxing situation
Jun 8, 2016 AT 1:12 PM
Philadelphia’s City Council gave preliminary approval to a bill that would make much of Mayor Jim Kenney’s much-discussed proposal to tax sugary drinks a reality last night. But even...
Legislative Aid
Jun 9, 2016 AT 5:04 PM
City Council’s chief clerk strugged to corral an unruly stack of dozens of new bills as Philadelphia lawmakers moved to close out budget discussions and loose ends ahead of a summer...
Taxing Situation
Jun 10, 2016 AT 3:34 PM
The chair of Philadelphia City Council’s Appropriations Committee said that the city will likely end up in litigation over Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax, if council approves it in...
How sweet it is
Jun 16, 2016 AT 3:15 PM
In an historic vote before hundreds of onlookers and media from across the country, Philadelphia’s City Council approved a precedent-setting soda tax. Mayor Jim Kenney floated a 3-cent-per-...
Smoking section
Jul 19, 2016 AT 1:28 PM
In a move that will likely surprise few smokers in Philadelphia, Harrisburg quietly removed a sunset provision for the city’s $2-dollar-a-pack cigarette tax.  The tax, introduced by Mayor...
Sweet Revenge
Sep 14, 2016 AT 4:25 PM
Philadelphia’s Office of the Mayor has hired lawyers Ken Trujillo and Mark Aronchick to fend off a lawsuit filed by the American Beverage Association and other allied groups trying to kill...
Perspective
Sep 15, 2016 AT 5:12 PM
First came the soda tax. We were told over and over again that it was only for full-calorie drinks, and that anybody who wanted to avoid it – including the poor, who proportionally pay the most...
Sugar and Dough
Sep 18, 2016 AT 9:18 PM
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration has budgeted $1.6 million to fend off a legal challenge from the beverage industry to the city’s recently approved soda tax. ...
Getting Granular
Oct 5, 2016 AT 5:12 PM
The Kenney administration drank deep of the results of a new Pew study that showed a plurality of Philadelphians support the mayor and his hallmark soda tax, amongst other findings. Taking into...