Harrisburg doings don't rise to people's attention unless things get really really bad, or involve large inflatable pigs, but some may know budget rumblings are ongoing
. Technically speaking, Pennsylvania is required to pass a budget before midnight tomorrow
evening. Funny that rarely happens. Last year they went 101 days past their own statutory deadline, but who is counting?
These seem relevant. So let's just say someone was going to benchmark how Pennsylvania compares:
Though I wonder about some of the Tax Foundation's simplistic metrics. According to this report of theirs
from just a couple months ago Pennsylvania is listed as reassessing all real estate annually. Huh? I think that information is so misleading as to be effectively false. How many counties in Pennsylvania reassess property annually. We have counties that don't reassess every decade.
I guess this map is better for the more current debates going on in Harrisburg. I'll leave it be on it's own, but also from the tax foundation.
Might as well complete the trifecta. Here is their tabular ranking of how states compare in terms of combined state and local sales tax rates