In the Spotlight

  • A Tale of Two Commonwealth Budgets

    Pennsylvania’s divided government has trouble producing budgets before new fiscal years begin. That has been the case for some time. When the Legislature is controlled by one party and the Governor’s office is held by the other party, one can … Continue reading

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  • Looking Inside WalletHub’s City Ranking List

    Pittsburgh was one of 150 cities analyzed by WalletHub’s Best Run Cities list. Out of 150 cities, it was ranked 103rd overall. The organization used “six key categories” (financial stability, education, health, safety, economy, and infrastructure/pollution) and used 25 separate … Continue reading

Taxpayer Q&A

  • What Do ICA Changes Entail?

    Last week the Governor signed legislation making changes to the oversight board for Pittsburgh.  Coupled with changes that came in 2014 affecting the statute that governs municipal financial distress under Act 47, that impacts Pittsburgh–the only City under financial oversight … Continue reading