Harrisburg's City Council may allocate $7,500 for its defense of a lawsuit the city's receiver has filed to force it to triple its earned-income tax, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled.

Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter limited the fees to the defense of receiver William Lynch's petition for a writ of mandamus to order the council to hike the tax to 1.5% from 0.5%, as part of his proposed recovery plan for Pennsylvania's capital city.

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