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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

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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

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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

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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

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