Nutter Warns Of 'Virtual Shutdown' Of Courts - cbs3.com: "PHILADELPHIA (AP) ―
Philadelphia's court system will face a 'virtual shutdown' if the cash-strapped city does not get state approval for a sales tax increase and changes to how it makes its pension payments.
That's according to Mayor Michael Nutter and court officials at a news conference Wednesday.
Philadelphia is facing a $1.4 billion five-year budget deficit."
Philadelphia is one of the cities that was called "ungovernable" by a number of urban politics specialists back in the 1990s. Seems as though some of the doom and gloom predictions of the 1970s and 1980s are beginning to materialize, but much later than the theorists said, and for different reasons.