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Students gather for State of the Union address viewing

Members of the Pitt Political Science Association invited students and faculty to watch President Trump’s state of the Union address at a viewing party in Posvar. (Photos by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

While Pitt College Republicans and Pitt College Democrats hosted separate State of the Union viewing parties, Pitt’s Political Science Student Association held an event appealing to students of any political association. Around 20 students gathered in Posvar Hall Tuesday evening for a viewing part...

Don’t make students foot the bill for tax cuts

The implementation of Pennsylvania’s Homestead Exclusion Amendment will allow local governments to vote to exempt up to 100 percent of a home’s median assessed value from property taxes. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

November 28, 2017

As our fellow Pitt students once again embark on the often overwhelming journey that is apartment hunting for next year, the voters of Pennsylvania may be inadvertently raising our rental costs. At the polls earlier this month, 54 percent of Pennsylvanians voted for a constitutional amendment allo...

Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

Becky Cunningham casts her ballot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College, Pa., April 26, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s primary residence value when collecting taxes? Pennsylvania voted yes by a margin of 54 to 46 percent, effe...

Editorial: Paradise Papers demand transparent tax reform

New published reports are showing how some corporations, like Apple, lowered their tax bills. (Dreamstime)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 8, 2017

What do Nike, George Soros, Facebook, Queen Elizabeth II, Apple, Bono and the Kremlin have in common? Their allegedly evasive financial maneuvers were exposed Nov. 5 in a massive project called the Paradise Papers. Ring a bell? Just like the 2015 Panama Papers, Sunday’s trove of documents was leaked by the International Consortium of Invest...

Editorial: Trump’s big, empty tax promises

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 in Washington D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 12, 2017

President Donald Trump visited Harrisburg Wednesday, Oct. 11 to discuss his plans for tax reform in front of a crowd of roughly 1,000 people. The crowd comprised mostly of truckers and small manufacturing business owners — the types of people Trump promised to help while campaigning for the presiden...

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