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