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2005

Act 72 of 2004, the Homeowner Tax Relief Act, targets some of the anticipated revenues from slot machines for local property tax relief in Pennsylvania. However, this new law impacts more than homeowners’ tax bills. IssuesPA investigated the impact on local tax collection. ...Read more
Collecting taxes is a necessary function of local government. In Pennsylvania, who does it and how it is done aren’t consistent across government entities. Here’s a primer from IssuesPA. ...Read more
When businesses consider locating or expanding their operations in Pennsylvania, a key factor influencing their decision is the amount of taxes they’ll pay. And state business taxes get a lot of attention. What do they find out? IssuesPA offers some answers. ...Read more
Projected slow growth and an aging population – not exactly a recipe for a strong economic future in PA. What do the demographics and trends reveal? IssuesPA takes a closer look. ...Read more
How does pay for Pennsylvania’s legislature compare to pay in other states? Pennsylvania’s legislators now rank second in terms of base pay, trailing only the $99,000 salary for California legislators. ...Read more
The Governor's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2005-06 doesn’t include changes to the tax system for next year, but it does look forward to the following year, suggesting a “revenue neutral” restructuring of business taxes. Here’s an IssuesPA primer on five business tax restructuring terms and possible changes that matter. ...Read more