In a post yesterday, I wrote that Mayor Nutter is embarking on a needed property tax assessment overhaul that's complicated to grasp and thus vulnerable to demagoguery by politicians who will denounce it as a back-door tax increase.
Tomorrow, Mayor Nutter will give his annual budget address, and he'll have to address an issue as simple and basic as any a mayor can deal with, but one that is so complicated this year that it will be widely misunderstood.
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Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He loves the speed, reach and versatility of the net but believes journalists should still check their facts, give folks in the hot seat their say, and think before they hit Send. He’ll write about local and national topics. Dave is currently senior reporter for WHYY, and a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He was reporter and columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News for 19 years, and before that was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio and city hall correspondent for WHYY. He’s a Texas native who’s spent his working life in Philadelphia. Before getting into journalism, he worked as a teacher, cab driver and welder.
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