Report: 3 ways states can help local governments in Pa. and beyond shore up their bottom lines | Friday Morning Coffee
Local tax limitations can hamper cities' and counties' fiscal stability, according to new research by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Fiscal experts to states on stimulus cash: Don’t spend it all in one place | Thursday Morning Coffee
States should consider what their budgets will look like after the stimulus funding expires, experts warn.
States saw a revenue rebound through February. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee
Tax revenue recovered to pre-pandemic levels in 29 states and nationwide by February, according to a new analysis.
Socked by the pandemic, Kenney administration forgoes property reassessments for second year in a row
The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the city’s ability to conduct citywide property assessments for tax year 2022, leading officials to delay the reassessment for another year
While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’ | John L. Micek
New polling shows voters support Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, Republicans wage pointless culture wars and focus on voter suppression.
Pa. has to pass a budget soon. Here’s what is on the table
Budget debates in Pennsylvania’s state Capitol are fast-moving affairs in the best of years, with legislative leaders talking behind closed doors with little input from the public.
Philly Council delays tax abatement bill as lawmakers call for 1% construction impact tax
City legislators have proposed delaying reforms to the 10-year tax abatement passed and a new construction impact tax.
The tax volatility picture in every state, visualized, and how Pa. stacks up | Wednesday Morning Coffee
"The coronavirus pandemic is causing sharp, unpredictable swings in tax collections, confounding state lawmakers’ efforts to balance budgets," new Pew study concludes.
Pa. reports $311M in gaming, fantasy sports revenue in August, state regulators say
The total tax revenue from those sources was $128.8 million in August, the gaming board said in its statement.
Pa. casinos lost big in lockdown. Here’s how that happened | Opinion
A bright spot was the significant rise of online gambling in the period in which the coronavirus reared its ugly medical and economic head.
Pitt Study: Pa. municipalities in line to lose $3.4B in tax revenue in next 2 years | Thursday Morning Coffee
Hundreds of Pa. communities could face 'cash insolvency' because of the COVID-19 pandemic and go into state receivership, researchers found.
The U.S. is about to drown itself in debt. Who will throw us a lifeline? | Bruce Ledewitz
We are on the verge of having to deal with a new, and even more virulent threat to American prosperity that will dwarf the impact of the virus.