In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to add job growth or related information to fiscal impact statements on future proposed legislation Thursday. 
Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Legislation before the House and Senate would amend the state Constitution and allow for Philadelphia to charge higher real estate taxes for business properties than residential properties.

This is the second consecutive session with such legislation. As required to alter the Pennsylvania Constitution, it must pass a second time and then be approved by voter referendum.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Latest Treasury Task Force hearing highlights severity of retirement crisis

Latest Treasury Task Force hearing highlights severity of retirement crisis

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella held a third hearing Thursday that outlined the severity of the state’s lack of private sector retirement security.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views

Report shows economic contributions of immigrants across Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald held a press conference Tuesday morning to release the findings of a report on the economic impact immigrants and Latinos have on Western Pennsylvania. 

“Advancing the Pittsburgh Region: A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants” was developed through a partnership between the city, Welcoming Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) and PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh-Allegheny Conference. 

“This report shows that immigrants advance the economy of the Pittsburgh Region,” said John Feinblatt, Chairman of PNAE. “Immigrants work in Pittsburgh’s top industries like manufacturing, education, and health care; strengthen the local tax base; and start businesses that create jobs in Allegheny County and across the region.” 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
More positive economic news for Pennsylvania

More positive economic news for Pennsylvania

On the heels of this week’s announcement that fiscal-year-to-date revenues are ahead of estimate, the Commonwealth was the subject of more positive economic news Friday in that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January declined to 4.6 percent.

Friday, March 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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