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May 10, 2012 | Andy Maykuth
Natural-gas development appears to have a positive effect on the local collection of state taxes in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, according to an analysis by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Sales tax collections in six counties with 150 or more Marcellus wells drilled between 2007 and 2011 rose an average of nearly 24 percent during those years, compared to an average decrease of about 5 percent in 31 counties with no Marcellus activity, said Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics.
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March 6, 1991 | By Craig R. McCoy and Daniel LeDuc, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Local taxes would plummet across New Jersey under a Democratic-sponsored tax-relief plan scheduled for a final legislative vote here in the coming week, according to a detailed fiscal analysis released yesterday by Democrats. But the analysis was greeted skeptically by Republicans, who noted that the Democrats made similar claims last year for a sweeping new school-finance law, only to take steps this year to overhaul the measure even before it took effect. The Democratic analysis focused on the total tax rate in a community - including county, municipal and school taxes.
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October 26, 2007 | By Paul Nussbaum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Philadelphia region's local governments need more power to levy local taxes to pay for new roads and mass transit, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission said yesterday. In a study released yesterday, DVRPC examined 23 possible taxes and fees that would fund transportation improvements. Most, the study acknowledged, would require approval by the Pennsylvania legislature. Local governments in Southeastern Pennsylvania pay less for roads and mass transit than cities and counties in other states, largely because Pennsylvania restricts local taxation, the report says.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
More than 400 localities impose their own taxes. Highest combined state, local taxes* 1. New York City ($1.50) + N.Y. state ($4.35) . . . $5.85 2. Chicago ($0.68) + Cook County ($3) + Ill. ($1.98) . . . $5.66 3. Evanston, Ill. ($0.50)** . . . $5.48 4. Cicero, Ill. ($0.16)** . . . $5.14 5. Rosemont, Ill. ($0.05)** . . . $5.03 6. Rest of Cook County ($3) + Ill. ($1.98) . . . $4.98 7. Rest of New York state ($4.35) . . . $4.35 8. Bethel, Ala. ($2.21)
NEWS
April 20, 1988 | By John McDonough, Special to The Inquirer
Mobil Oil Corp. of New York will build a $70 million oil blending and packaging facility in Paulsboro that will significantly reduce local taxes, borough officials said last night. Mayor John D. Burzichelli, a transportation supervisor at Mobil's Gibbstown refinery, said officials told the Borough Council that the facility would be built on a 21-acre tract off Billingsport Road near the Paulsboro Plaza. Construction will begin next fall and should be completed sometime in 1990, he said.
SPORTS
September 15, 1994 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The City of Philadelphia will lose $5.25 million in revenue for the Phillies' 21 home dates wiped out by yesterday's cancellation of the 1994 baseball season, according to a survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Each home game that is canceled will cost the city $250,000 - $125,000 in stadium revenue, $42,000 in local taxes, and $83,000 in local business revenue, according to the survey. Computed over the 21 dates that still were to be played at Veterans Stadium at the time of the Aug. 12 strike, the losses amount to $2,625,000 in stadium revenue, $882,000 in local taxes, and $1,743,000 in local business revenue, for a total of $5.25 million.
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January 26, 2005 | By Terry Bitman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Voters in the Greenwich Township School District in Gloucester County yesterday overwhelmingly rejected spending $12.2 million in local taxes for construction and renovations at the middle school. The 983-494 defeat came 10 months after a similar proposal was defeated 941-639. Superintendent Francine Marteski said last night that she did not know what the district would do next. State law allows for a third referendum on a spending question. The news was better for school officials in Brooklawn.
NEWS
February 12, 1988 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
Medford Lakes residents would pay nearly 36 percent more in local taxes and about 57 percent more for sewer fees under two proposals introduced by the council last night. The two increases could amount to about $300 for the average homeowner. The council said the increases are necessary to meet higher operating expenses for the local government and sewer plant. The council proposed a $1.8 million budget for 1988 that would cause the tax rate to climb to 76 cents per $100 in assessed valuation from the current rate of 56 cents.
NEWS
January 5, 2010 | By CHRIS BRENNAN, brennac@phillynews.com 215-854-5973
Leaders in the state General Assembly have struck a deal to legalize table games as Gov. Rendell threatened yesterday to lay off 995 employees unless that legislation is approved by Friday. The big question now: Can those legislative leaders convince their members in the state House and Senate to vote for the deal? Two sticking points in the legislative tussle between the House and Senate have been resolved, according to documents obtained yesterday by the Daily News . _ Local taxes - An estimated $3.6 million per year in "local share" taxes from table games at two planned casinos in Philadelphia would go to the city government instead of being distributed as grants by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
NEWS
March 5, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Wolf's proposal Tuesday for a historic increase in state education spending was received like a Christmas bonus in March by school officials in the region, and they said they were especially pleased about what it might mean for property owners - lower taxes. Some said the governor's proposal to boost state education aid for every district, and by more than $500 million, could spare them painful decisions to increase local taxes to pay for rising worker pensions and other fixed costs.
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March 5, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Wolf's proposal Tuesday for a historic increase in state education spending was received like a Christmas bonus in March by school officials in the region, and they said they were especially pleased about what it might mean for property owners - lower taxes. Some said the governor's proposal to boost state education aid for every district, and by more than $500 million, could spare them painful decisions to increase local taxes to pay for rising worker pensions and other fixed costs.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
THE LATEST dismal poll numbers about Gov. Corbett's job performance prove that you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Only 20 percent of the voters believe that he should be re-elected, according to the latest Daily News /Franklin & Marshall poll. Sounds about right. Corbett won in 2010 on the strength of his no-new-taxes pledge. But that was really just a shell game. We now know he meant only state taxes. Lots of local governments in Pennsylvania have had to increase their taxes to fill in the holes left by Corbett's slash-and-burn approach to state programs, particularly education.
NEWS
June 27, 2013
More than 400 localities impose their own taxes. Highest combined state, local taxes* 1. New York City ($1.50) + N.Y. state ($4.35) . . . $5.85 2. Chicago ($0.68) + Cook County ($3) + Ill. ($1.98) . . . $5.66 3. Evanston, Ill. ($0.50)** . . . $5.48 4. Cicero, Ill. ($0.16)** . . . $5.14 5. Rosemont, Ill. ($0.05)** . . . $5.03 6. Rest of Cook County ($3) + Ill. ($1.98) . . . $4.98 7. Rest of New York state ($4.35) . . . $4.35 8. Bethel, Ala. ($2.21)
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ted Marvel pays $4,900 in annual property taxes on his 1,000-square-foot home in the heart of Collingswood. In fact, his monthly tax bill - $407 - is starting to rival what he pays in principal and interest on his mortgage. Said Marvel: "They're going to meet soon. " In the new millennium, New Jersey's property taxes, the highest in the nation, are exploring new heights. "It's astronomical," said Marvel. "It's crazy. " That, too, his Garden State neighbors affirm. Even as incomes have dropped (4.4 percent)
NEWS
July 11, 2012 | Freelance
By Madeleine Dean THERE HAD BEEN a lot of talk over the last few weeks about whether the Legislature would pass the 2012-2013 budget balanced and on time. Well, we did it. At least that's what Gov. Corbett boasted of just minutes before midnight at a June 30 press conference in the Capitol Rotunda. But I have my doubts. Two months ago, I was sworn in as a new member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. This was the first budget that I had the privilege to participate in, so I want to offer my perspective — as I said on the House floor — as someone new and inexperienced, yet middle-aged and from the real world.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2012 | Andy Maykuth
Natural-gas development appears to have a positive effect on the local collection of state taxes in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, according to an analysis by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Sales tax collections in six counties with 150 or more Marcellus wells drilled between 2007 and 2011 rose an average of nearly 24 percent during those years, compared to an average decrease of about 5 percent in 31 counties with no Marcellus activity, said Timothy Kelsey, professor of agricultural economics.
NEWS
May 11, 2011 | By Matt Katz and Maya Rao, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
A year to the day after he proposed a "tool kit" of legislation intended to lower property taxes, Gov. Christie used his bully pulpit Tuesday to blast Democratic legislators for not taking action on the measures, while Democrats served up proposals of their own. Drawing the most heated rhetoric from the Republican at a town hall meeting in Evesham was the policy of paying local government and school district employees for unused sick and vacation...
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April 27, 2010 | By Maya Rao INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In his first Statehouse hearing since most school budgets went down in defeat last week, Education Commissioner Bret Schundler told lawmakers yesterday that voters had sent a resounding message. "They are tired of school salaries and benefit costs rising rapidly while the incomes of other New Jerseyans are falling and 10 percent of state residents are out of work altogether, and they are not going to support increased property, income, and sales tax rates to pay for it," he said.
NEWS
March 11, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari and Rita Giordano INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
As Gov. Christie prepares for a budget debate likely to focus heavily on property taxes, he and fellow Republicans are devising steps to control the local levies with a combination of help and force. On one hand, Christie and other top administration officials are promising to give mayors and school boards the "tools" to control labor costs and rein in expenses that contribute to New Jerseyans' $7,300-a-year average property tax bill. On the other, Christie and at least one Republican lawmaker have argued for clamping down with a tighter cap on property tax increases.
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January 5, 2010 | By CHRIS BRENNAN, brennac@phillynews.com 215-854-5973
Leaders in the state General Assembly have struck a deal to legalize table games as Gov. Rendell threatened yesterday to lay off 995 employees unless that legislation is approved by Friday. The big question now: Can those legislative leaders convince their members in the state House and Senate to vote for the deal? Two sticking points in the legislative tussle between the House and Senate have been resolved, according to documents obtained yesterday by the Daily News . _ Local taxes - An estimated $3.6 million per year in "local share" taxes from table games at two planned casinos in Philadelphia would go to the city government instead of being distributed as grants by the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
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