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2016

Analysis of Act 13 Spending by Pennsylvania Municipalities and Counties (2016)

July 05, 2016  | Local Government Finance and Administration

This study reviewed Act 13 impact fee monies disbursed for 2012, 2013 and 2014 to describe the overall dynamics and shape of disbursements to counties and municipalities and to analyze their spending/allocation priorities. The study also identified trends and significant patterns in county and
municipal expenditures as a result of Marcellus natural gas activity and Act 13 funding.

Tags:  finances , act 13 , impact fees , natural gas , local government , marcellus shale

2014

Local Government and Marcellus Shale Development (Report 7)

September 30, 2014  | Environment and Natural Resources

This research used data from two focus groups of local government officials, one group in the southwest region of Pennsylvania and one group in the northern tier region of Pennsylvania, to identify how Marcellus shale development is affecting municipal governments in Pennsylvania.

Tags:  fracking , local government , marcellus shale

Status of Pennsylvania's Municipal Pensions (2014)

July 17, 2014  | Local Government Finance and Administration

This research examined Pennsylvania’s rural and urban municipal pension plans and trends in pension data
over the 10-year period of 2001 to 2011.

Tags:  pension plans , local government

Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.