In Penntown, a mostly Black neighborhood in North Philadelphia, newer million-dollars townhomes have raised the value of homes across the street, in some cases doubling their tax bills (Philadelphia Tribune photo).

Philly’s reassessment hurting African Americans, seniors on fixed incomes

BY: - May 28, 2022

By Stephen Williams PHILADELPHIA — Rosalee Cooper, president of the Ridge Allegheny Hunting Park Association, says many of her neighbors are worried and confused about the city’s reassessment of their homes. When she checked on the city’s website, the value of her home was $127,000, about double from last year, when it was $64,000. “That […]

IRS Calls For Some Employees To Return To Offices To Deal With Backlog

Tax Day 2022: What if the government filled out your tax form for you?

BY: - April 18, 2022

'I think if people realized it was as simple as clicking a key and the next day you’d get your tax refund, there would be a lot more demand for it,' scholar Cliff Robb says.

New Jersey eyes tax rebates to offset soaring gas prices

BY: - April 12, 2022

And could the Garden State finally allow you to pump your own gas? A plan to partially allow it has been revived.


More money, more problems? Pa. tax collections shot up in March | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 4, 2022

As another budget season beckons, the state collected $5.6B billion in general fund revenue last month.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., talks to CNBC's 'Squawk Box' program on Tuesday, 3/29/22 (Screen Capture).

Biden’s budget is a ‘gesture to the radical left,’ Pa.’s Toomey says | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 30, 2022

The millionaire former Wall Streeter teed off on the tax policy measures in an interview with CNBC.

Biden lays out a ‘fund the police’ budget plan

BY: - March 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is requesting billions in its fiscal 2023 budget from Congress to fund police departments, despite progressive Democrats’ calls for some of that spending to be reallocated to social services. President Joe Biden’s budget request to Congress unveiled Monday asks for $30 billion for state and local governments to add more […]

Biden budget plan would levy minimum tax on billionaires, boost national security

BY: - March 28, 2022

The budget request launches a months-long fight over how much the government should spend during the next year.


If it was easy to eliminate property taxes, it would have happened by now | Ray E. Landis

BY: - March 13, 2022

Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, who's retiring, is trying to sell this quick fix again.

Return of earmarks a boon for members of Congress facing midterm battles

BY: and - March 10, 2022

WASHINGTON — Vulnerable lawmakers from throughout the country are set to rake in federal cash for home-state projects after a major spending bill included the first round of earmarks in more than a decade. Members from both political parties began requesting thousands of projects last year when U.S. House and Senate leaders resurrected what’s called […]

Penn faculty, staff call on university to pay its ‘fair share’ to support Philly public schools

BY: - March 8, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — More than 200 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have urged their new leadership to pay “fair share” to support Philadelphia public schools. The Penn faculty and staffers have delivered letters to the new Chair of the Board of Trustees Scott L. Bok asking him to reverse […]

Revenue Dept.: Pa. collected $3.8B in tax revenue in December

BY: - January 3, 2022

With Gov. Tom Wolf's last budget address just about a month away, the state has collected $22.6B for the fiscal year that ends on June 30.

Bethlehem dangles tax breaks in special zone to developers who include affordable housing

BY: - December 5, 2021

To get the break, developers would have to set aside every 10th unit for persons deemed low, very low or extremely low income.