Tag: Taxes

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Council in session
Mar 16, 2017 AT 6:31 AM
Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously voted in favor of an ordinance that would introduce new reporting requirements for a string of controversial city tax incentive programs. Council member Allan...
Taxing Situation
Apr 12, 2017 AT 2:17 AM
A four-year effort by Center City District and a coalition of business groups to restructure Philadelphia’s tax code is now being officially opposed by the city’s largest business association. The...
severance package
Jul 19, 2017 AT 6:08 AM
With budget-related revenue negotiations likely to drag into the third week of the current standoff, the fight over whether a natural gas severance tax should be part of those discussions has...
Budget Crisis
Aug 21, 2017 AT 12:23 PM
As state lawmakers continue staring at the virtual certainty of a credit downgrade and an emptied-out General Fund in the absence of a balanced budget, the rhetoric and frustration amped up Monday....
Til the levy was dry
Oct 17, 2017 AT 4:21 PM
Two Philadelphia-specific taxes got the legislative spotlight Tuesday as the Senate Local Government Committee held a hearing on the city’s beverage tax and the House Finance Committee held a hearing...
gas pains
Oct 18, 2017 AT 11:52 PM
As senators began their review of the House’s Tax Code plan Wednesday, the House Finance Committee approved a natural gas severance tax bill, beginning what is likely to be a long and difficult path...
Slotsa luck
Oct 31, 2017 AT 12:23 AM
After more than three months of gridlock, Gov. Tom Wolf quickly signed off on a massive gaming package that will legalize 10 new “mini-casinos,” truck-stop video slots, online poker and more. The...
Get wells soon
Nov 29, 2017 AT 12:01 AM
After nearly two full days of pre-Thanksgiving debate, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives considered 23 of the nearly 400 amendments filed to House Bill 1401, legislation that would implement...
tax attacks
Dec 7, 2017 AT 3:35 PM
Several union-affiliated groups are sinking hundreds of thousands of dollars into attack ads threatening four Southeastern PA Republicans, three of whom are seeking reelection in 2018.  SEIU, a...
Abate and switch
Dec 13, 2017 AT 1:30 PM
No one in Philadelphia City Council is sure how big of a tax hike Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration will seek next year, but many are already convinced it’s a near-certainty.  Senior officials...