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Allegheny Conference joins business community representatives from across state testifying at House Local Government Committee Hearing. Senate Bill 1429 called ‘ultimate in local control.’ ...Read more
As huge generators of economic growth and the two largest governments in the 10-county region, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh require special attention for functional and structural reforms to benefit the region. The better the coordination among these two governments, the more effective the development and execution of a regional agenda for economic growth and quality of life will be. ...Read more
“We need statewide reform, and we need it now.” ...Read more
Consolidating the collection of earned income tax into 69 new locally established collection bureaus provides significant improvement of collection efficiency and reduction of waste. ...Read more
Recently, there have been discussions about the current Pennsylvania Constitution, with some contemplating a need for changes. Many proponents argue that a constitutional convention is in order because it’s been more than 40 years since the last one. IssuesPA has taken a look at the issue of a state constitutional convention and just what it might mean in the 21st century. ...Read more
A recent Standard & Poor’s study found that consolidating smaller school districts within a certain population range could potentially save tens of millions of dollars annually across the state. ...Read more
PEL report analyzed municipal revenue from 1970 through 2003, found a systemic decline in the fiscal health of communities statewide. ...Read more
While local control has deep roots in Pennsylvania, state government in the 21st century should take a more active role in assisting and leading local government. ...Read more
What are the varied and myriad taxes collected by local governments? Try connecting the dots to draw a picture and the results would be... mind-boggling. ...Read more