A Five-Second Summary
New and recommended:
My colleague Larry Eichel's series on taxes in Philadelphia. A two-part series.
For you web hummingbirds, I offer a five-second summary:
Philadelphia's tax burden is among the highest in the nation.
The current mayor hasn't done much about it.
He says the need to maintain city services trumps the demand for lower taxes.
The issue will have to wait until the election of a new mayor.
(Who probably won't do much about it, either.)