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30 Apr 2013

Philadelphia Taxes: Past, Present, Future — Tax Policy and the Legislative Reality for the City of Philadelphia

May 3, 2013 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
PA Convention Center, 115 A
Enter at NW Corner
13th and Arch
Anahi Baca

In conjunction with the Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia research initiative, the Center on Regional Politics is sponsoring a discussion on “Philadelphia Taxes: Past, Present, and Future–Tax Policy and the Legislative Reality for the City of Philadelphia,” on May 3, 2013.  The event is open to the public and will be held from 8:30 am to Noon in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 115A.

Philadelphia’s local taxes will be the subject of a half-day symposium featuring tax-policy experts, business and community leaders, government officials, and a group of bi-partisan city and state elected officials. A first panel discussion, moderated by Steve Highsmith, host of NBC 10’s weekly program, NBC10 @Issue, will focus on Philadelphia’s tax structure, tax policy, and various ideas for changing them. The second panel discussion, moderated by Sandra Shea, editorial page editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, will provide perspectives on political aspects of tax policy choices. The distinguished panelists will include:

  • Hon. Bill Green, Chair, Committee on Finance, Philadelphia City Council
  • Hon. David Oh, Chair, Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy, Philadelphia City Council
  • Hon. Vincent J. Hughes, Democratic Chair, Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania Senate
  • Hon. Cherelle L. Parker, Chair, Philadelphia Delegation, and Member, Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Hon. John Taylor, Chair, Subcommittee on Cities and Counties of the First Class, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Hon. Anthony H. Williams, Democratic Whip, Pennsylvania Senate
  • Rob Dubow, Finance Director, City of Philadelphia
  • Joel L. Naroff, President, Naroff Economic Advisors
  • Robert P. Inman, Richard K. Mellon Professor, Finance, Economics, and Public Policy, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Paul R. Levy, President and CEO, Center City District
  • Stephen S. Tang, President and CEO, University City Science Center