Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf once again tried to rally support for his Restore PA initiative Thursday, holding a news conference on the importance of broadband connectivity as he seeks to convince lawmakers to OK his $4.5 billion infrastructure plan.
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Pennsylvania’s third-class cities, for the most part, have only a handful of ways they can collect revenue to fund municipal services. For all but property taxes, the rate they charge is set by state law.
Every city in Pennsylvania other than Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton is grouped into a designation known as “third-class” cities. There are 53 cities that fall into that designation, and for those that don’t have home rule charters, local officials say they are finding increasingly that property taxes are not sufficient to fund the operations of local government.
Current Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of the financial crisis in 2009. What would such a change in the federal funds rate mean for you?
In today’s world of 24/7 cable TV and Internet news, people are more likely to be knowledgeable about financial and economic matters than in past generations. For example, we would venture to guess that most people have at least heard of the Federal Reserve, or, as it is usually referred to, the Fed.
However, having heard of the Fed is quite different from understanding what the Fed actually does and how its actions influence our financial lives. Let’s explore the Fed’s role in the U.S. economy and how its actions affect the broad economy and interest rates in particular.
What is the Federal Reserve and what are its Main Tools?
Pennsylvania finished 27th in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.
PORT ALLEGANY — Every 10 years or so, Pennsylvania counties make a new comprehensive plan to implement. Planning directors look at where the c…
Pennsylvania’s 2019-20 fiscal budget, which was signed by Governor Tom Wolf on June 28, included the renewal of $1 million in grant funding to…