Wednesday, October 26, 2005

PA State House Republican Leaders try and cut personal income tax

State House Republican Leaders yesterday said they are prepared to embark on a legislative schedule that will deliver a phased-in cut in the state personal income tax that will drop the rate from the current 3.07 percent to 2.99 percent by 2007...the GOP also plans to cut the corporate net income tax a full percentage point in the coming budget year...the proposed tax cuts are meant to accompany the cap-on-spending legislation that is making its way through both the House and Senate...

Source: Harrisburg: Online

As Expected...a federal grand jury in Philadelphia yesterday indicted Philly Councilman Rick Mariano and five businessmen on charges of money laundering, public corruption and income tax violations...Mariano was charged with taking bribes for his political help with city business...some of the accusations related to the businesses paying off Mariano's credit card bills...the charges were announced by US Attorney Pat Meehan...

Source: Harrisburg: Online

Dick Thornburgh - ex-Pennsylvania Governor and former U. S. Attorney General - has been recruited to join the legal team representing Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht as federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh try to build a case against the controversial official...former assistant U. S. Attorney Mark Rush is also a member of the team trying to fend off federal charges that Wecht misused his office by mixing public and private work and used government resources for his private pathology assignments...

Source: Harrisburg: Online

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