Mayor James Young and City Attorney Robert Thomas have insisted Philadelphia's millage rate is lower than surrounding towns and that's true, but a mill in Philadelphia generates more than in Carthage.
Mayor James Young and City Attorney Robert Thomas have insisted Philadelphia's millage rate is lower than surrounding towns and that's true, but a mill in Philadelphia generates more than in Carthage.
Mayor James Young and City Attorney Robert Thomas have insisted Philadelphia's millage rate is lower than surrounding towns and that's true, but a mill in Philadelphia generates more than in Carthage.

Here is a graphic illustrating the current millage rates (before the proposed Philadelphia tax increase) along with annual sales tax collection figures.

Philadelphia's total $4.4 million tax revenue is double that of Carthage and Louisville.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday to consider doubling city taxes to close a $565,000 deficit. The city has spent about $6 million more than it's taken in the last decade.