Pa.’s Perry: Debt crisis ‘created by reckless Democrat policies and out of control spending’

BY: and - May 11, 2023

The U.S. House GOP wants spending cuts — and $10B in home-state earmarks -- to avoid a potentially catastrophic default.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Pa. collected $5.7B in taxes in April, new state data show | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 3, 2023

State revenues continue to grow as the June 30 budget deadline closes in.

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Pa. House Dems float ‘fair share’ fix to income tax | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 28, 2023

Twenty percent of Pa.'s poorest families pay 14% of their income on state, local taxes, the lawmakers said.

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With fire departments struggling for volunteers, states respond to the alarm

BY: - April 25, 2023

More than 80% of U.S. fire departments are composed mostly of volunteers.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

States feel budget pinch amid darkening revenue projections | Analysis

BY: - April 11, 2023

A slowing economy is hitting many states’ tax collections as they craft new budgets.

Outpacing projections, Pa. collected $6.2B in taxes in March | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 11, 2023

Year-to-date collections total $32.3B, which is $1.1B billion above estimate.

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Pgh Mayor Gainey submits 26 city properties for tax-exempt status review

BY: - March 28, 2023

City officials said that 10% of the property review was completed so far, with a goal of completing the review by next March.

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Pa. House bill would help locals cover costs of tax-exempt properties | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 22, 2023

The legislation would put municipalities with large amounts of tax-exempt property on 'sounder financial footing,' its sponsor says.  

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Report: Record reserves are giving states a budgetary buffer | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 20, 2023

Republicans in the state House and the Gov. Josh Shapiro administration already are sparring over whether the state will have the cash the Democratic chief executive needs to fund his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Last week, state Rep. Seth Grove, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, warned that the state will have a massive […]

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Volunteer firefighters deserve an income tax credit too. This is why | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2023

Those who continue to volunteer as protectors of life and property in our communities remain the true public servants of our time.

President Joe Biden pitches his budget plan during an appearance in Philadelphia on Thursday, 3/9/23 (Screen Capture).

In Philly, Biden says he’s ready to meet with McCarthy ‘anytime’ on budget plan

BY: - March 9, 2023

The White House's spending plan asks for 25% tax on billionaires, boosts in domestic and defense spending.

Gov. Josh Shapiro addresses a joint session of the state House and Senate on Tuesday, 3/7/23 (Photo by Amanda Mustard, for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

A ‘commonsense’ budget? In Harrisburg? Just maybe | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 8, 2023

There's a little something for everyone in Gov. Josh Shapiro's first budget. Here's why that might work in his favor.