In the Spotlight

  • How Are PA’s Big City Pensions Faring in 2014?

    In 2009, the Allegheny Institute released a report examining the pension systems in Pennsylvania’s ten largest cities based on population.  Since municipalities administer their own pensions, subject to state law, and there are separate pension plans for different types of … Continue reading

Today's Blog

  • Who’s to Blame for Woodland Hills’ Woes?

    It was inevitable, the announcement made yesterday that the Woodland Hills School District would be revamping curriculum, school alignments, and shuttering three schools in order to “…make Woodland Hills an academically competitive school district again”.  It is unclear when it … Continue reading

Taxpayer Q&A

  • Gaming’s Impact?

    The AP has written a story on the impact on property taxes from legalized slot machines.  While the former Governor sings the praises of its impact on senior citizens, others are less than enthusiastic.  We have written two reports in … Continue reading