Moratorium Needed on Calls for a Moratorium

Allegheny County Council is on the verge of taking up legislation that would instruct the Council’s solicitor to ask the courts to halt the reassessment ordered by a local court and the Supreme Court until the state reforms assessment laws. The argument is that it is unfair to force Allegheny County to reassess when so many counties across the state are not under court ordered reassessments. According to their reasoning Allegheny County should be off the hook until the Legislature and the Governor rewrite state law to force all counties to bring their assessments up to date.

 

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Allegheny County Employment—20 Years of Falling Behind

Economic development in Allegheny County over the last few decades has been driven heavily by government subsidies and directives putting taxpayers-County, state and municipal-in the role of venture capitalists.  This approach has produced minimal benefits for the citizens of Allegheny County in terms of employment gains.  

 

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