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2007

Pennsylvania is unrivaled in the number of jurisdictions levying local earned income taxes. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), municipalities and school districts in the Commonwealth use 560 tax collectors to collect and distribute more than $1.9 billion in annual earned income tax revenue. ...Read more
PEL report analyzed municipal revenue from 1970 through 2003, found a systemic decline in the fiscal health of communities statewide. ...Read more
Pennsylvania’s universities are terrific economic and social assets, both regionally and statewide. But what’s the bottom line impact on their host municipalities? IssuesPA takes a closer look. ...Read more
Early learning is linked to the state's future vitality, and the research demonstrates that connection in a very quantifiable way. ...Read more
Assuring access to high quality early learning opportunities for pre-school children benefits the child, family, community, and taxpayers. A review of the research shows how. ...Read more
Quality early learning opportunities – where children learn how to learn –is increasingly recognized as an essential part of the education continuum that extends through adulthood. ...Read more
Research shows, among other benefits of early learning, increased earning power for parents. The community at large benefits in several ways, including a direct and indirect economic impact and decreased spending on public programs, including education and social services. ...Read more
Education is a big-ticket item in the state’s General Fund Budget. IssuesPA takes a closer look at the budget, with a focus on the proposed spending for education. ...Read more