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Council budget talks continue with little support for property tax hike

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

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Philadelphia City Council continues its struggle to find a way to provide more money for the city schools.

Council President Darrell Clarke, who said the nearly 10 percent property tax hike proposed by Mayor Nutter’s administration was a tough sell already, said Wednesday that conversations in Harrisburg cast doubt on whether the hike would be offset by tax relief.

"It was presented in a way that we would have tax relief from the state," Clarke said. "That tax relief at best won’t be forthcoming until the next fiscal year, so we are wrestling with how to get funding to the School District on a short-term basis."

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