Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Urges Local Leaders to “Have the Courage” to Raise Public Money for Kids

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“Jim Kenney has served as mayor of Philadelphia since 2016. Throughout his tenure, he has been a dedicated advocate for children, youth, and their families. One of the hallmarks of his time in office has been the passage of the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, which has provided approximately $171 million to support quality pre-K programs for 3- and 4-year-olds and $26 million to support community schools in the city since the tax’s inception in 2016. Philadelphia is one of the few cities in the country to levy this type of tax.”

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