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Allegheny group analyzes plan to tax short-term home rentals like hotels

Short-term home rentals may soon be subjected to a traditional-style hotel tax for those utilizing AirBnB or similar services, the Allegheny Institute said on Friday. The institute said rentals booked via electronic means may be subject to Allegheny County’s 7 percent hotel-occupancy tax despite the fact that the transactions involve private homes. Read More »

Allegheny Institute chief: Minimum-wage hike 'not a free ride'

While Pennsylvania considers raising the minimum wage, some groups are raising questions about the effect that doing so would have on the state's economy. A recent study by the Keystone Research Center projected that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would raise wages for 1.2 million Pennsylvanians and increase consumer spending by $1.8 billion, creating 6,000 jobs. Read More »

Allegheny Institute takes issue with Wolf's budget plan

The nonprofit Allegheny Institute for Public Policy expressed skepticism on Tuesday concerning some of the specific proposals in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan. Noting that proposed changes include creating a tax on the shale industry, slashing the corporate income tax,  revising liquor laws, funding green energy projects with bonds, raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, revising and expanding health care, providing property tax relief via income tax revenue, and increasing sales, income and to Read More »