Investment? What Investment?

Philly is blowing its chance to use its federal rescue funds to directly address intractable problems. Will Mayor Parker’s new budget follow Governor Shapiro’s blueprint and propose an “invest and grow” plan?

By Larry Platt

Philly, Get Your Tax Refund

Every year, about 40,000 Philadelphians don’t file for an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Tax Credit (CTC), leaving $100 million dollars unclaimed. Let’s fix that.

By Lauren McCutcheon and Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Philly, Get Free Help Filing your Taxes

National and local programs offer completely free tax-filing services to people living in and around Philly.

By Nick Fiorellini and Lauren McCutcheon

Time For a Taxpayer Seal of Approval

A financial analyst calls on local and state governments to report how much they pay their employees — without delay

By Tony Lynch

Keep Pennsylvanians … in Pennsylvania

The state is losing residents to less expensive and less taxed states down south. We must prove, a free-market analyst urges, that we are “open for business”

By Nathan Benefield

Generation Change Philly: The Better Business Builder

Philadelphia tech entrepreneur Chris Cera builds and runs software companies. But he also advocates for tax policies that allow small businesses to thrive, creates model work environments — and promises not to bail for the suburbs.

By Natalie Pompilio

Governing Makes a Comeback

Council’s passage last week of modest business tax cuts was more than a rebuke of progressives. It also might suggest that reasonableness is trending again

By Larry Platt

A Major Pocketbook Issue

New property assessments out today could significantly raise taxes next year for Philadelphia homeowners. Philly 3.0’s engagement director on what the City can do to ease the burden

By Jon Geeting