State panel OKs plan for Harrisburg’s exit from Act 47


A state House committee has reported out legislation that would allow the City of Harrisburg to keep some of its taxing authority as it exits the financial oversight program known as Act 47.

Under the measure approved Tuesday by the Local Government Committee, Harrisburg would continue to collect $156 as a local services tax on people who work in the city and a two percent earned income tax from residents for five years. No commuter tax would be allowed.

A five-member oversight committee would oversee the city’s finances during the five-year period. The majority and minority leaders of each chamber and the governor would appoint the board members.

The legislation must be approved by the full House and Senate.

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