Policy Brief


  • Another try for school homestead exclusion

    Legislation has been introduced in the General Assembly to provide 100 percent elimination of school property taxes for homesteads/farmsteads.  The bill would raise the state personal income tax from 3.07 percent to 4.87 percent and deposit the money into the … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

  • Pigs in pokes, times 3

    The Allegheny County Airport Authority was quick to dismiss as sour grapes a noted architect’s criticism of a $1.1 billion modernization plan at Pittsburgh International Airport. It’s all the more interesting because the critic is Tasso Katselas, the architect who … Continue reading