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City Council president proposes tax alternative for nonprofits

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Your browser does not support the audio tag. City Council is considering a plan to enlist the help of Philadelphia colleges and universities to help the city’s public schools. That assistance would be in lieu of taxes because most property owned by nonprofits is tax-exempt.

Council President Darrell Clarke says that instead of coming up with ways to tax them, he wants them to voluntarily help the struggling Philadelphia public schools.

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