Public Finance

State College and CRCOG budgets; existing and hoped-for revenue streams including tax hikes; cost containment options.

Original Reporting

  • 9.23.16 Bailiwick News – Part 1 of series on public budgets: Tensions about cutting services, raising taxes, or both, likely to rise during 2017 budget cycle.
  • 12.9.16 Bailiwick News – Part 2 of series on public budgets: Municipal finance can-kickers running out of road.
  • 1.13.17 Bailiwick News – Miscellaneous Updates. Zoning as a public tool to manage development. Regional park planning and public, debt-based financing. Lack of a cohesive regional identity. Harrisburg stalemate on updating PA Construction Code. Revising the CATA funding formula.