Split Pa. High Court Delays End To Local Casino Tax Shares
By Matt Fair (January 20, 2017, 7:35 PM EST) -- Over a stern dissent from Justice David Wecht, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday agreed to give state lawmakers an extension on their efforts to craft a solution after a decision concluding that a two-tiered system for taxing casinos to fund host municipalities violated constitutional requirements for uniform taxation.
While the court agreed to double the time it initially granted the General Assembly in September to come up with a new system for taxing casinos, Justice Wecht suggested that the extension only served to enable dysfunction among lawmakers who'd been unable to get the job done on the original timetable....
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