IssuesPA

State policymakers have placed a large bet on gambling; now only time will tell whether this bet pays off. ...Read more
State policymakers are considering proposals to provide property tax relief for homestead and farmstead property owners through expanded legalized gambling or other mechanisms. ...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
The legislature and the Governor continue to debate the merits and pitfalls of new gambling revenue as the primary source of funds for property tax relief. Missing from the debate is the impact of the tax relief proposals on different types of taxpayers. ...Read more
Whether to authorize new gambling in Pennsylvania by legalizing slot machines has become a saga filled with questions. Conspicuously absent are questions about how new state tax revenues from these slot machines would be spent. IssuesPA took a closer look. ...Read more