taxes-and-spending

COMMENTARY

An electric car tax won’t solve Pa’s transportation woes, but it could increase pollution | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2019

The real problem of insufficient funding for transportation needs a real solution. Taxing electric car drivers isn't the way to go.

Builders back changes to 10-year tax break as Philly City Council mulls next steps

BY: - October 8, 2019

Without an abatement to blunt sky-high high building costs, the city’s building boom would bust, an advocate for the building industry says

COMMENTARY

New law makes Pa. a ‘leader’ on getting bang for your tax credit buck, study | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 30, 2019

The state's analyses include recommendations for future reforms as well, new Pew report concludes

COMMENTARY

Why states and cities should stop handing out billions in economic incentives to companies | Analysis

BY: - July 15, 2019

These investments rarely turn out the way they're intended - and taxpayers get left holding the bag.

Pennsylvania’s small cities are strapped for cash. Can lawmakers help them make ends meet?

BY: - July 12, 2019

Officials representing Pennsylvania's small cities say they need increased taxing authority to help make ends meet.

COMMENTARY

A modest proposal to fund transportation — without raising taxes | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2019

the source of three-quarters of the State Police operating budget ought not be a burden on the motoring public. Here's a way to fix that.

COMMENTARY

These are the most — and least — prosperous places to live in Pennsylvania | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 4, 2019

It’s been about ten years since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009. And by most measures, America’s economy is humming along at a pretty good clip. But, as recent research by the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution demonstrates, not every part of the United States has shared equally in that return to prosperity. In fact, […]

COMMENTARY

Another sign that it’s tax season | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - February 22, 2019

Another year, another stab at tax reform.

COMMENTARY

Who are the biggest ‘Makers’ and ‘Takers’ of Pa. tax dollars? | Analysis

BY: - February 19, 2019

Some Pa. counties get more back in services than the tax dollars they contribute. What does that money buy them? And is it a fair comparison?