Tag: Taxes

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Budget busting
Nov 17, 2016 AT 5:11 PM
Harrisburg – While last week’s election brought the prospect for change at the national level, this week in Pennsylvania brought more of the same in terms of legislative leadership and,...
soda tax fallout
Dec 14, 2016 AT 5:36 PM
Top staffers for Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney directed an advocacy group for lower- and middle-income families to stage a May protest against City Councilmember María Quiñones-Sánchez in hopes of...
soda tax fallout
Dec 19, 2016 AT 2:47 PM
A legal challenge to the Kenney administration’s landmark sugary drinks tax by the beverage industry went over like a can of warm, flat soda in front of a state court today, as Common Pleas...
Perspective
Jan 4, 2017 AT 2:53 PM
Staying informed on the things that matter is a struggle. There is so much data, so many images. So many sound bites, so many sources. No matter how hard I try, I’m always significantly under-...
Gas pains
Jan 25, 2017 AT 5:12 PM
Harrisburg – Despite it being a locked inclusion for Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address, Republican leaders confirmed Monday that they remain cool to the idea of a severance tax on natural gas extracts...
Taxing Situations
Jan 26, 2017 AT 11:31 AM
David Baldinger is eating a slice of pizza inside an Italian restaurant outside of Reading when his cellphone rings. The balding, 70-year-old cancer survivor’s eyes light up as he listens to the...
Perspective
Feb 9, 2017 AT 6:19 AM
I would like to focus on the most important fact about the “property tax elimination” bill being proposed in Harrisburg: Senate Bill 76 and House Bill 76 do not eliminate property taxes. The...
Budget Busting
Feb 15, 2017 AT 7:17 AM
As part of his $32.3 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2017-2018, Gov. Tom Wolf is counting on nearly $294 million from a 6.5 percent severance tax on natural gas extracts, less an impact fee...
Fizzling out
Feb 21, 2017 AT 6:45 AM
The Philadelphia Office of the Mayor reported that the city’s first month of soda tax revenues – one of the cornerstones of Mayor Jim Kenney’s administrative agenda – would likely get off...
Sweet life
Mar 15, 2017 AT 7:16 AM
Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) has been a leading voice in Harrisburg circles pushing back against the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, and that voice was amplified this week with the Independent Fiscal Office...