Nutter: No 'New' Taxes; 'New' Is Relative Term

Publication: Philadelphia Inquirer

Author: Troy Graham

02/28/2012 - Following a poll that showed a growing majority of Philadelphians concerned about the city's high tax burden, Mayor Nutter pledged Tuesday not to seek any new taxes in the coming budget, though some recent increases billed as temporary may become permanent.

"The mayor has no intention of requesting a tax increase," his spokesman, Mark McDonald, said.

City residents have endured four years of tax increases, including two "temporary" property tax increases, as the city has scrambled to make up for lost revenue from the recession.

Their weariness has been reflected in annual public opinion polls commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trust's Philadelphia Research Initiative.

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