While a Pennsylvania judge weighs a proposal to force Harrisburg’s City Council to double its earned-income tax to 2% from 1%, some city officials still insist the tax will do little to rescue the state’s capital city from the financial abyss.

“Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix,” city Controller Dan Miller said at a Monday morning press conference. “The city of Harrisburg is massively in debt and on the brink of a fiscal cliff due to a devastating structural operating budget deficit.”

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