In the Spotlight

  • Allegheny County Assessments: Trouble Looming?

    Last week the Allegheny County Executive announced via a newspaper story that there will not be another reassessment. Another reassessment being a reference to the 2012 court ordered reassessment and most likely the 2001 court ordered reassessment. The usual arguments … Continue reading

Today's Blog

  • Merger Plan Never Had “It”

    An opinion piece published today addressed what can be done in the Pittsburgh area better.  The piece addressed government consolidation: “Another serious problem of Pittsburgh, on the shelf, is the issue of consolidation. The current configuration of Allegheny County, divided … Continue reading

Taxpayer Q&A

  • What Does Prison Policy Change Mean?

    A Federal-level decision to change the use of private prisons will have some impact on inmates housed at facilities that contract with the Federal government.  What did our 1999 study on prison privatization say?