Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter last week proposed eliminating nearly 340 positions after the City Council passed a $3.85 billion fiscal 2011 budget that requires $22 million of additional cuts.

Nutter’s budget plan called for a soda tax to help generate new revenue. While it implemented other revenue enhancements, including a nearly 10% property-tax hike, the council rejected the mayor’s soda tax, leaving a $22 million gap.

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