Philadelphia reports totals from second month of beverage tax collections

Philadelphia reports totals from second month of beverage tax collections

The City of Philadelphia Thursday reported numbers from the second month of Philadelphia beverage tax collections, noting preliminary collections of $6.4 million.

 

The totals, as they did in the first month of collections, outpaced estimated revenue amounts.

Friday, March 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Rep. Grove continues charge against Philadelphia Beverage Tax

Rep. Grove continues charge against Philadelphia Beverage Tax

Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) has been a leading voice in Harrisburg circles pushing back against the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, and that voice was amplified this week with the Independent Fiscal Office releasing an analysis of the tax on state revenues requested by Rep. Grove.

 

According to Rep. Grove, he requested the review—and continues to push back against the city’s beverage tax—due to his belief that it is having a negative impact on the city’s economy, which could potentially affect state revenue and spending priorities.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia regulatory review special committee leadership announced

Philadelphia regulatory review special committee leadership announced

Philadelphia City Council on Thursday took the first steps in trying to tackle a city-wide effort on regulatory reform by naming three co-chairs of a special committee formed to undertake regulatory review efforts.

 

The co-chairs, named by City Council President Darrell Clarke, will include At-Large City Councilman Derek Green, City Commerce Director Harold Epps, and Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Rob Wonderling.

Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveils $4.4 billion city budget proposal that relies on $222 million in state aid

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney unveils $4.4 billion city budget proposal that relies on $222 million in state aid

Philadelphia Major Jim Kenney on Thursday unveiled a $4.38 billion city budget for FY 2018 to Philadelphia City Council along with the city’s five-year plan.
 
It’s the second budget delivered by the mayor since taking office in January 2016.

Thursday, March 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia soda tax revenues double city estimates in first collection month

Philadelphia soda tax revenues double city estimates in first collection month

The City of Philadelphia Thursday released numbers from the first month of collecting the city’s recently enacted soda tax, reporting the city collected $5.7 million, more than doubling the estimated amount of $2.3 million.

 

Signed into law by Mayor Jim Kenney in late-June 2016, Philadelphia's soda tax is the first of such a levy enacted in a major US city.

Thursday, February 23, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
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