Pittsburgh controller blames increased realty transfer tax, disaster response for sagging revenues

Pittsburgh controller blames increased realty transfer tax, disaster response for sagging revenues

City Controller Michael Lamb blamed the city’s increased realty transfer tax for sluggish revenue numbers in the first half of 2018 Tuesday.

“It was an unnecessary increase that has been counterproductive to affordable housing,” Lamb said at a press conference. “We’re fighting to keep families in this city and the tax is an added hurdle in the way of enticing new people into town.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
DePasquale disappointed in findings from programs working to keep people warm, safer through winter

DePasquale disappointed in findings from programs working to keep people warm, safer through winter

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference on Tuesday morning where he released and discussed his special performance audit of two federally-funded programs to help keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe throughout the winter.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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