Higher taxes on the wealthy would bolster Social Security, U.S. Senate Dems argue
Social Security provides financial stability that helps women and people of color stay out of poverty, an advocate said.
Pa. collected $44.9B in taxes in 2022-23 budget year; edging projections | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The news comes as the Legislature, Pa. Gov. Shapiro try to unravel a budgetary knot.
D.C. spending standoff ahead as U.S. House Republicans demand $130B in cuts
The fight over spending could set the stage for a partial government shutdown later this year.
Pa.’s Perry: Debt crisis ‘created by reckless Democrat policies and out of control spending’
The U.S. House GOP wants spending cuts — and $10B in home-state earmarks -- to avoid a potentially catastrophic default.
Pa. collected $5.7B in taxes in April, new state data show | Wednesday Morning Coffee
State revenues continue to grow as the June 30 budget deadline closes in.
Pa. House Dems float ‘fair share’ fix to income tax | Friday Morning Coffee
Twenty percent of Pa.'s poorest families pay 14% of their income on state, local taxes, the lawmakers said.
With fire departments struggling for volunteers, states respond to the alarm
More than 80% of U.S. fire departments are composed mostly of volunteers.
States feel budget pinch amid darkening revenue projections | Analysis
A slowing economy is hitting many states’ tax collections as they craft new budgets.
Outpacing projections, Pa. collected $6.2B in taxes in March | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Year-to-date collections total $32.3B, which is $1.1B billion above estimate.
Pgh Mayor Gainey submits 26 city properties for tax-exempt status review
City officials said that 10% of the property review was completed so far, with a goal of completing the review by next March.
Pa. House bill would help locals cover costs of tax-exempt properties | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The legislation would put municipalities with large amounts of tax-exempt property on 'sounder financial footing,' its sponsor says.
Report: Record reserves are giving states a budgetary buffer | Monday Morning Coffee
Republicans in the state House and the Gov. Josh Shapiro administration already are sparring over whether the state will have the cash the Democratic chief executive needs to fund his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Last week, state Rep. Seth Grove, the ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, warned that the state will have a massive […]