Harrisburg’s City Council is approaching a court-ordered deadline to approve a doubling of the city’s earned-income tax, with some council members prepared to risk a contempt charge by voting against it.

The council introduced a measure Tuesday night to increase the tax to 2% from 1%, which state-appointed receiver William Lynch wants as part of the capital city’s financial recovery plan. Last week the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania said Lynch was within his powers to compel the council to vote for the tax.

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