Mayor Kenney delivers $5.2 billion budget proposal

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (City of Philadelphia)

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has proposed a $5.2 billion budget that contains no tax increases.

The proposal announced Thursday also highlighted proposed spending increases for education, including a program to make the Community College of Philadelphia free for some students, and programs to reduce gun violence.


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It also would offer rental assistance or cash stipends to residents in poverty and expand residential street sweeping.

If approved by the City Council, Kenney's budget proposal would translate to a 29% increase in city spending since he took office five years ago.

The council must finalize a budget before the current fiscal year ends June 30.


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