Allegheny County Headed to Court Over Plan to Spend Drink Taxes

“Drink and car rental fee collections above the $32 million budgeted for 2008 will be used for debt service related to roads and bridges in my 2009 budget, as allowed by Commonwealth law,” – Chief Executive Dan Onorato, 2009 Budget Address

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Mr. Onorato may have to find a different way to fund bridge and road repairs.

What Commonwealth law was the Executive referring to in his address? 

Here’s another Policy Brief from the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy explaining why Allegheny County is about to lose yet another lawsuit!



Drink Tax Referenda Questions: Ballot Incompatible

County Council’s referendum is not only confusing and illegal, but it will cause serious conflict during and after the November ballot.

County Council's referendum is confusing and illegal.

Read this Policy Brief from the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy to learn more about why County Council’s referendum is illegal to begin with and how it is going to cause a ton of controversery come November.



Policy Brief: County Executive’s Comments Trigger Questions
July 24, 2008, 9:57 pm
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Hey Allegheny County Council, how about doing your job and run a better government!

Here is another Brief from the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy – County Executive’s Comments Trigger Questions.



Policy Brief: Is the State Violating the Law?

The quick, short and long answer is, “YES!” so says the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy, Policy Brief – Is the State Violating the Law?



Policy Brief: Independence Day Allegheny County Style

LET FREEDOM RING FOR ALL ALLEGHENY COUNTY VOTERS!

Here is another Brief from the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy which discusses the sheer arrogance of the Allegheny County Council – Independence Day Allegheny County Style



Policy Brief: A Golden but Fleeting Outsourcing Opportunity for PAT

Here is another Policy Brief from our friends at the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy whih provides another good idea for helping to fix PAT without taking money from the local hospitality industry – A Golden but Fleeting Outsourcing Opportunity for PAT



Policy Brief: Amalgamated Transit’s Outlandish Sense of Entitlement

OK, check it out. A Bus Driver in Allegheny County can retire at 46, get his/her full health care benefits and it’s too upsetting to write anymore! You have to read for yourself the outlandish entitlements we’re been paying for to PAT and now we’re giving up the Drink Tax to them too – UGH!

Only in Allegheny County!!

Read this new Policy Brief from the Allegheny County Institute for Public Policy – Amalgamated Transit’s Outlandish Sense of Entitlement.