(Harrisburg) -- An argument over whether a state appointee can force Pennsylvania's cash-strapped capital to increase taxes is going before a judge.
Thursday's hearing will be before Commonwealth Court Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter.
Harrisburg City Council members are refusing to double the city's 1 percent income tax, but Gov. Tom Corbett's appointee who is managing the city's finances says it's part of a recovery plan that they must approve.
Council members don't like the idea and instead favor a commuter tax or a countywide sales tax.
The city is deep in debt over a costly renovation of its municipal trash incinerator, and it's facing a cash shortfall that may leave it unable to pay its bills soon. Corbett signed a law last year that authorized the unprecedented state takeover of Harrisburg.
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