In the Spotlight

  • Assessing the Impact of a Severance Tax for PA

    In February 2012 the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted Act 13 which established an impact fee on companies drilling for natural gas using the hydraulic fracture treatment, primarily in the Marcellus Shale formation beneath the Commonwealth.  At the time there was a … Continue reading

Today's Blog

  • Evening Meter Enforcement Shelved Again

    There are plenty of storylines coming out of the passage of the City’s 2015 budget, including a property tax hike, the return of diverted Regional Asset District money, amended agreements with the Parking Authority: most of these have been discussed … Continue reading

Taxpayer Q&A

  • What Course of Action for the County?

    County, municipal, and school district elections take place in 2015, and the current County Executive has announced that he will be seeking reelection.  There will also be races for seats on County Council.  What important questions did we ask in … Continue reading