Daily News Wage Tax Story Sparks Heated Council Debate

Our story in today's Daily News about animosity growing the state General Assembly toward a City Council push to consider raising the local wage tax just sparked about 20 minutes of sometimes heated debate in a Council budget hearing. City Councilman Bill Green spent at least five minutes trying to nail down Rob Dubow, Mayor Nutter's finance director, on whether the administration has been lobbying the General Assembly against the wage tax idea. Nutter favors raising the local sales and property taxes and stretching out payments in the city's pension plan. He needs General Assembly approval for the sales tax and pension changes.

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