Tax Increase Passes As Part of Philadelphia City Budget


PHILADELPHIA, Miss.–The tax increase is happening in Philadelphia. City aldermen voted to adopt the city budget 3 to 2, which means that taxes will go up to provide a $1.25 per hour raise for city employees.

The aldermen voting in favor believe keeping pay for city workers competitive will benefit the city by helping keep those employees.

The city budget that passed is about $11 million.