Philadelphia taxes get state legislative spotlight

Philadelphia taxes get state legislative spotlight

Two Philadelphia-specific taxes got the legislative spotlight Tuesday as the Senate Local Government Committee held a hearing on the city’s beverage tax and the House Finance Committee held a hearing examining legislation to alter the city’s wage tax.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia City Council passes $4.4 billion budget

Philadelphia City Council passes $4.4 billion budget

Before recessing for the summer, Philadelphia City Council on Thursday passed a $4.4 billion operating budget for FY 2018.

Friday, June 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Philadelphia
Commonwealth Court upholds Philadelphia's soda tax

Commonwealth Court upholds Philadelphia's soda tax

After hearing arguments on Philadelphia’s enacted soda tax in Pittsburgh in April, Commonwealth Court ruled Wednesday that the tax is constitutional and not violative of Pennsylvania law.  


The American Beverage Association, The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, along with several Philadelphia businesses and consumers filed suit against the tax, which imposes a 1.5 per ounce fee on the distribution of sweetened beverages, stating that it is in violation of the state constitution.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Philadelphia
PA House starts legislation aimed at addressing Philadelphia Stop & Go issues

PA House starts legislation aimed at addressing Philadelphia Stop & Go issues

The House Liquor Control Committee Tuesday afternoon unanimously reported to the full House legislation that is designed to address issues related to so-called stop-and-go stores in Philadelphia that sell alcohol on the fringes of the law.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Constitutional change to fight Philadelphia job stagnation begins second march through legislature

Constitutional change to fight Philadelphia job stagnation begins second march through legislature

A proposed state constitutional change by Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to give Philadelphia the tools to fight job stagnation and economic decline began its second trip through the legislature for the second-consecutive session Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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