Pittsburgh’s Apologists Return with Bad Policy Suggestions

In 2003 a duo of the City’s elite chaired a task force known as the Hillman/Roderick Committee to study Pittsburgh’s financial problems and to recommend solutions. Of course, this was before the City formally entered Act 47 distressed status or was under the watch of a state appointed oversight board.  The task force identified the usual fiscal maladies-stagnant revenues and too much spending.  They recommended substantial tax increases and spending cuts and the creation of a state-appointed review board.



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