Harrisburg City Council Told To Boost Taxes By 1%

Law360, Philadelphia (August 28, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania judge on Monday ordered the city council of the financially troubled city of Harrisburg to raise income taxes by 1 percent, pushing aside the council's opposition to a plan sought by the city's state-appointed receiver.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter concluded that although the imposition of a tax increase intruded on the prerogatives of the elected body to set fiscal policy, the increased revenues were essential to the capital city's financial turnaround.

“The enactment of the earned income tax increase is a crucial...
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