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Unlike the United States as a whole, many countries have already stopped taxing menstrual products and acknowledged them as necessities.

Editorial: Remove menstrual product taxes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 17, 2019
Taxing them as if they are a choice is inherently discriminatory and dangerous. Pennsylvania — along with all other states — should cut the tax.
Pittsburgh residents voted in favor of a referendum that will generate money for improvements in Pittsburgh's 165 City parks in the Nov. 5 election.

Editorial: Pittsburgh voters will be unfairly blamed if parks don’t improve after tax increase

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 10, 2019
The actual plan for park improvement is vague, and if the new tax doesn’t cultivate change in parks, Pittsburgh voters could be blamed. But they shouldn’t be.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., plans to institute a tax on “excessive lobbying,” in an attempt to limit impacts on decision makers by lobbying organizations.

Elizabeth Warren’s “lobbyist tax” attacks First Amendment in more ways than one

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist October 16, 2019
Warren’s idea is more than an ineffective proposal to curtail government corruption by limiting advocacy spending by organizations.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he disapproves of the possibility of a new federal tax bill at Wednesday’s Senate Council meeting. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

Senate Council takes issue with proposed federal tax bill

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News November 16, 2017

The Senate Council started off with heartfelt “goodbyes” to Provost Patricia Beeson, whose hard work Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and other Senate Council members praised. “Her role for the University...

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

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

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...

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

Editorial: Paradise Papers demand transparent tax reform

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...

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)

Editorial: Trump’s big, empty tax promises

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...

Former basketball coach Jamie Dixon topped Pitt's 2016 salary disclosure. (Photo by Theo Schwarz/Senior Staff Photographer)

Pitt announces finances, top employee earners

By Henry Glitz | News Editor June 13, 2017

Pitt’s annual financial disclosure, which it released last month in compliance with the Right to Know Law, revealed a pay structure with University athletics once again at the top. The University,...

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