Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter last week called for state legislative action by Aug. 15 on initiatives that would balance the city’s fiscal 2010 budget and avoid layoffs of 3,000 employees and $700 million in cuts to its five-year plan.

State lawmakers have yet to approve initiatives related to the city’s fiscal 2010 budget as they are caught up in a fiscal 2010 budget stalemate. Both the state and the city’s fiscal 2010 began July 1.

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