Like many mayors, it’s been a difficult year for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, as the city was forced to cut its five-year budget by $2 billion and watch state lawmakers delay action on measures that eventually helped close the city’s current budget and avoid enormous layoffs and service cuts.

Reflecting on the city’s — and the country’s — tumultuous year and looking at what lies ahead, Nutter on Friday spoke before 250 municipal bankers, lawyers, and industry professionals at the Municipal Forum of New York luncheon series in midtown Manhattan.

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