House moves Act 47 exit plan for Harrisburg


The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has advanced legislation that allows the City of Harrisburg to keep its taxing authority while exiting the Act 47 financial oversight program.

House Bill 2557 authorizes Harrisburg to continue to collect a local service tax of up to $156 annually on people who work in the city, and an earned income tax of up to 2 percent annually on residents, for an additional five years.

The bill also authorizes the creation of an intergovernmental cooperation authority. The five-member board would be appointed by the governor, Senate president pro tempore, speaker of the House, Senate minority leader, and House minority leader.

Board members must be city residents or have their primary place of employment or business in Harrisburg.

The legislation is awaiting consideration in the Senate.​​​​​

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