With his election as the next mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney has become more supportive than PILOTs than ever before. In a recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Kenney "pledged an additional $105 million annually in schools funding." Kenney plans to use a PILOTs program to raise this additional revenue without raising the property taxes of Philadelphia's homeowners. Another article in the Daily Pennsylvanian highlighted newly-elected councilwoman Helen Gym's support. In her online platform, Gym has said that she strives to "send out a message to the nation that Pennsylvania being the worst state in funding disparity is something that no one should stand for and that we’re going to invest in bigger solutions." SLAP is proud to have pushed PILOTs as an issue of racial and economic justice for more than a year now, and we are excited for the future of Philadelphia's public schools.