Financial receiver William Lynch asked Commonwealth Court on Tuesday to require the council to vote on the tax increase. Council members say they don't like the tax hike and favor instead a commuter tax or a sales tax that applies to the entire county.
Lynch's financial recovery plan calls for raising the earned income tax from 1 percent to 2 percent.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg (http://bit.ly/Ox4DZV) reports city council President Wanda Williams says officials won't be coerced into acting on a plan it doesn't support.
A hearing on Lynch's request is set for July 25.
Information from: The Patriot-News, http://www.pennlive.com/patriotnews