Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Calls For More Money For Schools, Police Department In Annual Budget Address

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney delivered his fourth annual budget address to city council Thursday. He proposed a $5 billion budget with no new taxes, but some spending increases.

The mayor also touted more money for the school district in the coming years.

“The city is providing $1.2 billion — over $700 million in new funding — to ensure the school district continues its positive momentum and never again is forced to make devastating cuts that put our children’s’ future in jeopardy,” Kenney said in his address.

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The mayor’s budget also calls for more spending on the police department to cover wage increases, hire new officers and install body cameras for officers.

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