AFTER MONTHS of delay, lawmakers in Harrisburg are finally proceeding with three bills that could improve tax collections in Philadelphia and aid the city's transition to a new property-assessment system.
The first bill, which is on its way to Gov. Corbett's desk, would allow the city to place liens on any property in the state that is owned by someone who owes Philly money. Now, the city can only put liens on land in Philly.
Also approved by the Senate yesterday was a bill that would allow residents to pay taxes in monthly installments, rather than a lump sum - another method for boosting collections. That measure was amended and needs House approval.