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Harrisburg's tripling tax expected to hit city workers

HARRISBURG, Pa. — There’s good news and bad news when it comes to the city’s 2016 budget. On the one hand, it’s balanced, according to Mayor Eric Papenfuse. 582 more words


Mayor unveils plan for Harrisburg's financial recovery

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The City of Harrisburg’s financial problems are worse than many people expected in Mayor Eric Papenfuse’s administration. Harrisburg, facing a $6 million shortcoming in revenue, will not have enough money to meet required operating expenses in 2016, he says. 329 more words


York City leaders review options to maintain city's financial stability

YORK, Pa. — At Tuesday’s York City Council meeting, council members learned the fate of their financial status is in jeopardy, unless they take action. 290 more words


New Label for Nanticoke

NANTICOKE — There was a bit of a celebration at city hall Monday night in Nanticoke.

Nanticoke is expected to become the only city in Pennsylvania history to turn its finances around and lose the label of distressed city. 414 more words


Senator Casey urges Obama Administration to name Harrisburg a federal Promise Zone

WASHINGTON, DC ]- Today U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he has urged the Obama Administration to name Harrisburg a federal Promise Zone. The designation, which the city has applied for, would create a unique partnership between the city and the Administration and potentially direct new resources to spur economic development in the city. 551 more words


Peduto Proposes Real Estate Millage Rate Hike

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Mayor Bill Peduto has proposed a real estate millage rate hike to fix a “miscalculation” by the previous administration.

There are a number of cost-saving measures in the 2015 budget proposal that was sent to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority today. 248 more words


Scranton Commuter Tax Passes First Round Of Votes

SCRANTON — Scranton is one step closer to imposing a commuter tax on non-residents who work in the city.

City council approved the first reading of the ordinance with a vote of two to one at its meeting Thursday night. 373 more words