Last week, Mayor Nutter's aides said that if the city loses an appeal of a firefighters arbitration award, it will possibly have to make drastic cuts. Library hours could be reduced, and hundreds of jobs could be eliminated. The Nutter administration outlined the potential cuts to the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA) because its board members were skeptical of the city's five-year budget plan.

On today's podcast, we talk to PICA chairman Sam Katz about what the cuts could mean and how PICA might rule on the city's budget plan.

Read more about our conversation with Katz here.

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