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EDITORIAL: A start
[July 07, 2008]

EDITORIAL: A start


(Beaver County Times (PA) (KRT) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jul. 7--The consolidation of earned income tax collection could be the nose of the camel under the tent when it comes to streamlining government in Pennsylvania.

Gov. Ed Rendell last week signed into law a bill that consolidates the number of collectors for earned income tax payments from 560 to 69. Their jurisdictions would generally follow county lines. (Pennsylvania has 67 counties.)

The Associated Press reported the measure is designed to create standard reporting rules and result in a more efficient system.

State officials estimate local taxing bodies will recoup more than $230 million in uncollected revenues as a result.

The measure is the result of a 2004 report by the Department of Community and Economic Development that said the tax collection system was fragmented and inefficient.

Let's hope this is the start of trend in government.

Pennsylvania has too many municipalities and too many local authorities that hinder growth and development.



When possible, Pennsylvania needs to move toward the regionalization of government services as it did with earned income tax collection.

What's next? How about planning and zoning?


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