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Business

BizFeed: Amtrak Lawsuits Face $200M Hurdle

1. Lawsuits a Certainty After Amtrak Crash, But Damages Capped at $200M The News: In the wake of the Amtrak train crash, expect a slew […]

Business

Philly’s Business Environment Ranks Near Last in New Study

Almost every day, some organization releases a report ranking U.S. cities. Best cities for buying a home. Best cities to start a restaurant. Best cities to raise a […]

News

44 Taxes We Pay as Residents of the Great City of Philadelphia

Governor Wolf introduced his budget on Tuesday. And in it he proposed an increase in spending, no pension reform, no long-term deficit reduction and no […]

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Gas Tax, Turnpike Tolls Will Rise

Driving is about to get more expensive, the Post-Gazette reports: The state’s tax on gasoline wholesalers will go up by 9.8 cents per gallon on […]

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Philly Could Offer Incentives for LGBT Health Plans

For Councilman James Kenney, offering new health care protections for same-sex couples simply makes good financial sense. That’s why he’s introduced a bill that would […]

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DOMA Challenged by 83-Year-Old Widow

Edith Windsor is challenging DOMA in the Supreme Court after she was forced to pay estate taxes after her spouse Thea Spyer passed away (straight couples do not pay the same taxes). They were together for more than 40 years and have been the subject of a documentary – A Very Long Engagement.

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The Truth About Taxes

In Pennsylvania, same-sex couples pay 15 percent more taxes on inheritance than straight couples. But a new bill could change all of that, says Equality Pennsylvania.

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The Cost of Banning Same-Sex Marriage

A new infographic shows that banning same-sex marriage actually costs a lot of money.

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UPenn’s New Incentive for Same-Sex Couples

Beginning July 1, the University of Pennsylvania will provide a tax offset program for same-sex couples who work for the university. The program offers as […]

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LGBT Housing To Break Ground

It’s been a long time coming, but this week it was finally announced that a new LGBT housing project for seniors will break ground in […]

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Gay Marriage Adds Up

Most people who are opposed to same-sex marriage usually pin their concerns on religious belief. Churches don’t want to be forced to perform gay marriages […]