Category Archives: taxes

Recap: Four days of budget hearings, lots of dollar signs

A week of testimony during preliminary budget hearings revealed departments whose resources are already being stretched to the max, city workers said. But with healthcare and pension costs that continue to rise, York Mayor Kim Bracey and some city council … Continue reading

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York City Council to discuss Earned Income Tax hike Sept. 24

York City Council will discuss raising the Earned Income Tax by a quarter-of-a-percent to fund a $2.2 million increase in pension payments at its committee meeting Sept. 24.

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Conversation over tax exoneration request from Logos Academy turns heated

Update, 8:45 p.m. York City Council passed a resolution exonerating Logos Academy, a private, non-charter school that serves low-income students, from its 2013 taxes during a council meeting Tuesday night. Logos was awarded tax-exempt status beginning in 2014, but accrued … Continue reading

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Could a commuter tax in York help city residents?

The commuter tax — it’s an idea that’s been bandied about by York officials for several years now as a way to ease the strain a declining tax base is putting on the city’s general fund, and while it came … Continue reading

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A York City Council budget plan emerges

Councilman Michael Helfrich has a plan. For sure, it’s a little complicated — we’re talking about the city budget after all. If approved by the city council, it would bring some changes to the 2013 budget. But does he have … Continue reading

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York city raises fees for services

On the heels of a proposed 2013 budget with no tax increase, came news this week that several York city service fees are on the rise. But city officials said those small increases only keep the fees in line with … Continue reading

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York Mayor Bracey will announce proposed 2013 budget tomorrow

York Mayor C. Kim Bracey plans to hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday to announce the proposed York city budget.

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From the Franklin Files…

As promised, frequent York City Council commenter Franklin Williams returned for last week’s meeting to offer up his solution to the city’s financial problems, albeit slightly belated.  Luckily no one had beaten him to it, Williams joked. No one laughed. … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Ray takes a stand for Lady Liberty

Through rain, sleet, snow, hail – I’m beginning to think those Statue of Liberty guys standing on the streets of York trying to sell tax preparation services work harder than the U.S. Postal Service.     I was on my way … Continue reading

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Check out Council President Genevieve Ray’s plan for cutting York’s budget

Members of York City Council agreed Dec.14 that they would not approve Mayor Kim Bracey’s proposed 2011 budget — and 12.8 percent tax increase — without changes, but what exactly those changes will be remains to be seen. Council President … Continue reading

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