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HARRISBURG Local officials are grappling with the push for wholesale jerseys them to extend the earnedincome tax at a higher rate for three more years in the capital city but it could be worse.


Philadelphia, for example, levies the tax at 3.93 percent the highest rate in Pennsylvania and is among 60 towns where the rate exceeds Harrisburg 2 percent, according to the state Department of Economic Community Development database.


am not for the EIT increase, the reason being we Wholesale Jerseys China were promised one year, said City Council President Wanda Williams. still putting the burden on the citizens of Harrisburg who have nothing to do with the financial debacle. who said she blames herself in part for the crisis, spoke Wednesday night during a joint session of council Budget Finance and Public Safety committees.


feel Wholesale NFL Jerseys I responsible (in part) because I didn cheap jerseys take a more active role in government over the years, said Williams, whose third fouryear term starts in January.


The increased EIT was been key to getting bond guarantor Ambec to keep paying loans on the city behalf and willingness to modify the repayment schedule of the $95 million of city debt, said council attorney Neil Grover.


Similar sentiments helped convince other creditors to compromise, he said.


negotiated because they considered the (increasedrate) EIT an act that said, city is taking responsibility to get its own financial house in order, Grover said.


But now City Council must agree to extend the tax for not just one year but three. The extension is key to the Harrisburg Strong Plan filed last week.


City Councilwoman Sandra Reid expressed concerns about what would happen if they adopt an extension and the rest of the plan fails.


don want to get locked into four years, if this entire plan doesn go through, Reid said.


That won happen, Grover said.


the deal goes away, our commitments go away that the way this deal is structured, he said.


Debt aside, though, the city structural deficit would worsen without the additional $7.9 million annually generated by the tax from the extra percent, City Councilman Bruce Weber said.


Meaning the city needs that extra money, regardless of the plan.


Mayor (Stephen Reed) didn want to go to council, and the public, and say we need to raise taxes. Harrisburg used to have 1000,000 people and now it has 50,000 people. There hasn been much investment over the years, and we at a point where critical services will be cut if we don secure a necessary stream of funding to keep them, Weber said.


By services he meant police, fire, infrastructure maintenance the bare essentials. That what the increased EIT will pay to maintain, he said.


isn going to pay off creditors, Weber www.nflstorenike.us.com said.


That would be the incinerator sale, parking garage lease and Wild West artifacts auction.


Besides, other Act 47 towns are levying EIT at still higher rates, for longer durations, Grover said.


cities in cheap nfl jerseys the distressed www.wholesalejerseyschinaus.com status many are at 2 percent above, or almost there, and some for a much longer time than we are, with no end in sight, Grover said. they still cutting their police forces, cheap nfl jerseys and have this dramatic cheap jerseys downsizing in essential service.


Reading is at 3.6 percent, Scranton at 3.4 percent, Pittsburgh at 3 percent; Franklin Township, Cambria County, at 2.3 percent; and Chester, Delaware County, at 2.1 percent, for example, according to DCED data.


Grover said the rate of 2 percent in Harrisburg is in line with surrounding communities.


That's the rate in seven other Dauphin County towns: Dauphin Boro, Paxtang, Penbrook and Swatara, West Hanover, Lower Paxton and Middle Paxton townships, DCED data show.


In the nine counties adjacent to Dauphin, 23 municipalities levy EIT cheap nfl jerseys at 2 percent: 21 are in Snyder County; the other two are Mechanicsburg and Ralpho Township, Northumberland, according to DCED.


Of the more than 2,500 other Pennsylvania municipalities with earnedincome tax rates below 2 percent:
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