This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Tom MacDonald for NewsWorks
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Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill to sell tax liens to generate cash for the city and the public schools. The city has a hard time collecting overdue taxes.
Councilman Bill Green says selling outstanding tax liens could be very profitable at a time when both the city and the School District need the money.
He says it also would show people the city means business in collecting outstanding taxes.