Philly Mag: Cigarette Tax Delayed to August 4

By Joel Mathis (Philadelphia Magazine) – The Pennsylvania House will reconvene Aug. 4 to consider approval of a bill that includes authorization for a cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said late Wednesday morning.

That’s later than Philly officials — who have been pushing for immediate passage — will like, coming just weeks before schools are set to re-open in September. But the spokesman, Stephen A. Miskin, said: “It gives us the time to work out what’s to be done.”

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