Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Bravo for expanding the property tax/rent rebate program. Now let’s find a better way to fund it.

BY: - August 18, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro and members of the General Assembly are taking a victory lap around Pennsylvania touting the expansion of the commonwealth’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate program.  There’s a great deal more to this legislation than the expansion of a popular program for low-to-middle income seniors, however. It speaks to the use of lottery […]


And you get a shot! And you get a shot! After COVID, what next for state lotteries? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - June 3, 2021

Maybe the incentive for a fair and progressive tax system in Pennsylvania is through the creation of a lottery for all Pennsylvania taxpayers.

COVID-19 in Philly: Pandemic affects sales of Lottery tickets

BY: - April 26, 2020

As of Tuesday, lottery spokeswoman Ewa Dworakowski said preliminary data showed sales from scratch-offs and draw games are down roughly 25% since COVID-19 mitigation measures began.


Who are the real winners and losers in the Pa. Lottery’s jackpots? | Opinion

BY: - January 23, 2020

In the end, everyone loses – except the instant-gratification stalwarts, who once again will boast about keeping the state budget numbers balanced.

Fraud, transparency and sexual harassment under review as AG DePasquale announces Revenue Dept./Pa. Lottery audit

BY: - December 4, 2019

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced plans to audit the Department of Revenue and the Lottery.