Tough Decisions and Limited Options: How Philadelphia and Other Cities are Balancing Budgets in a Time of Recession

Source: Philadelphia Research Initiative, May 18, 2009

From the press release:
A new study from the Philadelphia Research Initiative looks at how 13 major cities are coping with the recession and finds that most are facing significant budget gaps and are cutting services and personnel in response. Philadelphia is one of four cities studied that is planning at least one major tax hike–a five-year, one percentage point increase in the sales tax.

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