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
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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
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
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. 258 more words
What is Act 47?
Act 47 is a state oversight program for “financially distressed” cities in Pennsylvania. The state tries to help cities turn around their finances and operations. 1,336 more words