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Oh says he can scrounge $70 million for Philly schools

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With prospects of a cigarette tax for Philadelphia burning down in Harrisburg, a Republican councilman is searching the city's proverbial couch cushions for cash.  

City Councilman David Oh, one of three Republicans on council, said he and his staff have gone over Philadelphia's budget and taken some dollars from departments that appear to have too much money to cobble together more funding for the public schools.

"In the mayor's budget which he proposed, there is typically money that is somewhat in excess of what the department actually spends by the end of the year," Oh said. "When you add it all up, it's about $74 million that we could look at."

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