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Fewer Pennsylvania school districts are seeking approval to raise property taxes beyond a state-imposed rate without asking voters first, according to a state report released Tuesday. The report shows that 171 of 497 districts were granted exceptions...
The Postal Service has been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. The Postal Service has lost billions of dollars while losing market share to electronic forms of communication. But this is not entirely the fault of the Post Office or the...
Associated PressMaryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday called for establishing a new sales tax on gasoline and enacting other measures to raise hundreds of millions of dollars a year to fund a backlog of transportation projects. O’Malley, a Democrat,...
email@example.comWashington County’s economy took baby steps forward in 2012, but the path has been bumpy and tremendous cracks are looming, business leaders said last month. “We’re seeing little incremental improvements,” said Peggy Bushey,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners on Thursday set salaries for themselves, seven other high-ranking elected officials and 20 tax collectors for the next several years. Starting in 2014, pay adjustments will be tied to the Consumer Price Index in...
email@example.comPennsylvania’s legislators, judges and top executive-branch officials will be receiving automatic salary raises of 2.2 percent, but some said they are not counting on that money for their take-home pay. Gov. Tom Corbett will be eligible for a...
For five years now, American policymakers have tried to fix the nation’s economy. Republican and Democratic presidents and Republican and Democratic congresses have passed more than a dozen stimulus measures and jobs bills, and the Federal Reserve...
More young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. Once-sharp declines in births are leveling off, and poverty...
Associated PressDespite Social Security’s long-term problems, the massive retirement and disability program could be preserved for generations to come with modest but politically difficult changes to benefits or taxes, or a combination of both. Some options...
Date of birth: June 3, 1926 Address: 4317 Buckeystown Pike Hometown: Frederick Education: degrees in theology and science from Washington Missionary College in 1947; master’s degree in human physiology from the University of Maryland in 1948;...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe willingness of Americans to buy new shoes or even a new bicycle is the kind of economic enthusiasm that has been fueling recent growth in the economy. But a worn sole and a flat tire might be just ahead. Recent sales data in Washington County and...
AP Economics WriterThe U.S. job market slowed in March as companies hit the brakes on hiring amid uncertainty about the economy’s growth prospects. The unemployment rate dipped, but mostly because more Americans stopped looking for work. The Labor Department said...
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