Legislative Priorities 2016-2017

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Expand Local Fiscal Authority


  • Local Option for County/Regional/Municipal 10% Tax on the retail sale of alcohol
  • Expanded local tax options for municipal government, including but not limited to:
    • Local sales tax option
    • Local hotel tax option
  • Support option to expand the the Earned Income Tax base to include personal income
  • Support option to provide payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) for communities that host tax exempt property
  • Support option for local revenue sources for economic development

Support the Pennsylvania League of Cities Legislative Agenda


Collective Bargaining and Pension Reform


  • Support Act 111 Reform
  • Support Public Safety Pension Reform

Unfunded Mandates


  • Provide full funding or revenue authorization for all mandates imposed by the General Assembly and/or State Agencies

Transportation and Traffic Safety


  • Support legislation to authorize local adoption of red light camera enforcement and radar speed enforcement.

Support Public Safety


  • Support legislation to provide local authority to restrict firearms in local parks and in local government buildings.

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