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Economic Development

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
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
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
Incremental change is how PA's state and local tax systems change - slowly and haphazardly - though not for a lack of ideas and proposals. ...Read more
Pennsylvania’s urbanized areas generally have been experiencing a slow but undeniably real decline. All indicators point to cities and towns that are less populated, less wealthy, and more fiscally unstable with every passing year. ...Read more
Can Pennsylvania keep and attract young people? IssuesPA looks at the numbers to see where young adults are going and what that means to Pennsylvania's future. ...Read more
Pennsylvania is losing people! More people are moving out of the state than are moving in. IssuesPA takes a closer look. ...Read more
In the last five years, three of the major employers in Lock Haven and Clinton County have closed their doors, a Lock Haven University senior told Pennsylvania's four candidates for Governor at a campaign debate this month. ...Read more