Who Pays The Highest Tax Bill In America? 

Whether you own a home, business or just property, you’ll more than likely pay a property tax bill to the local government or city where it’s located at.

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Pupil to Teacher Ratio for 2015

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Via National Center for Education Statistics

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Local & State Pensions About to Change

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In 2012 an accounting rule was implemented by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. The board told local and state municipalities

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Number of Public Schools in America

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The National Center for Education Statistics has the most recent information for how many public schools
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Pennsylvania Pension Plans Are In Trouble

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With a so called “booming” stock market states pension systems are still getting worse. Decades of shady accounting practices and too many promises have made pensions almost broke.

In Pennsylvania there is talk of pension reform after one startling find recently. Here is more from IndianaGazette.com:

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale warned Friday that the growing collective municipal pension debt in the commonwealth, if allowed to worsen, will become a problem for every Pennsylvanian.

“We found 46 percent of the municipal pension plans in Pennsylvania … are in some level of distress,” DePasquale said. “Certainly the bigger dollar amounts are in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. … Scranton is very bad.”