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Comparing Pennsylvania’s spending habits to other states’ provides a different perspective and could impact how state leaders make future spending decisions. However, these comparisons must be tempered by Pennsylvania’s unique population and culture. ...Read more
Municipal government in Pennsylvania is a $13 billion annual "business" today. How do the state's local governments provide these services? IssuesPA investigated. ...Read more
What makes a community strong, vibrant and attractive as a place to live and work? This question is important because, in our global economy, companies and individuals today can locate almost anywhere. In 2006, community vitality may matter more than ever. ...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
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
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
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