NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TO NEWS/CITY DESK EDITOR

                       

CONTACT:  Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, ext. *223, 717-877-2191, dbitting@pml.org

                               

 

PA LEADS NATION IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVENUE LOSS DUE TO PANDEMIC

 

Immediate Federal Action Needed

                                                                                                                                                                                     

Harrisburg, PA (May 15, 2020) According to a recent analysis by the National League of Cities, Pennsylvania leads the nation in a very dubious category -- local government revenue loss due to the pandemic.  Cities, boroughs, towns and townships across the Commonwealth will sustain an overall loss of $6 billion representing 40% of local revenues.   

 

The League implores Pennsylvania’s U.S. delegation to support direct federal assistance to municipalities.  There will be no recovery for the country or commonwealth if local governments do not recover.

 

See States with Most Severe Revenue Loss and Revenue Loss Map.

 

 

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