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City budget struggles begin today

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

As Philadelphia City Council begins budget hearings today, it appears that at least part of the spending blueprint proposed by Mayor Nutter is in trouble.

A number of City Council members, including Councilman Ed Neilson, see the mayor’s request for a more than 9 percent property tax hike as being "dead on arrival" in Council.

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