Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Turzai Reacts

With the Pittsburgh Tuition tax legislation off the table, Mayor Ravenstahl and city officials will be scrambling to find another way to aid the troubled pension fund.
State Representative Mike Turzai says the city needs to “be bold” and should first look to privatize and outsource some of its operations before trying to apply greater broad-based taxes, like raising the $52-a-year tax on people who work in the city to $144, or expanding a tax on payrolls to include tax-exempt employers. Turzai says there should be a more sustainable plan to last, not find a quick fix. He says looking at what the private sector does would be a good start.

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