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Keeping Property Taxes Lower in Philly Is the Right Idea

Philadelphia is currently debating what to do with the additional revenues generated by the increase in property assessments. One...

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A Response to Our Critics on Philadelphia Taxes

 

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The Update: What’s Happening in Harrisburg and DC – April 25, 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR PA charter schools have been allowed to operate without enough oversight or regulation for too...

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Guest Commentary: Is This Really Taxadelphia?

The director of a state budget and policy organization has an answer that may surprise you BY MARC STIER...

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It’s Time to Reinstate the Philadelphia Intangible Wealth Tax

CLICK HERE TO READ IN FULL-PAGE FORM OR PRINT. Wealth inequality in America, in Pennsylvania, and in our region...

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Not According to Need: PA Again Shorts Counties with More Renters, Higher Rents, and Larger Black Populations

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Liquor Revenue Necessary to Prevent 3,783 Layoffs in School District of Philadelphia

New revenue from the city and state is necessary to avoid the most harmful cuts and avert the long-term...

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Too Big to Trust? Banks, Schools and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps

Philadelphia, like many cities, has faced serious financial difficulties in recent years. These difficulties have forced the city government...

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Philadelphia School Funding Agreement Comes with Strings Attached

The Philadelphia School District will receive new state funding, but with strings attached that leave some key decisions in...

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Transportation Funding Options

Funding for public transit tops the legislative agenda at the start of this week, and both Governor Rendell and...

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Local Cigarette Taxes: Improving Public Health and Investing in the Community

This report reveals how several American cities have raised cigarette taxes as a public health measure and to generate...

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A Strong State Commitment to Public Education, A Must Have for Pennsylvania’s Children

This report examines school funding in Pennsylvania, focusing on the city of Philadelphia and on other low-income school districts....

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