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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. 257 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


What Pittsburghers need to know about the Act 47 plan

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