Friday, June 22, 2012
First the NIZ, Now a Commuter Tax
Despite all its secrecy and, later, its bullying, Allentown's attempted tax grab from other municipalities has blown up in its face. Instead of waiting for an adverse decision from Commonwealth Court, the state legislature will change a 2009 law allowing Allentown to use tax money that belongs to other municipalities.
Chalk one up for the good guys.
But the battle is far from over. Another Lehigh Valley municipality, Easton, is ready to shake down nonresidents who work in Shadtown with a commuter tax.
Courthouse workers, some of them on food stamps, will see more of their hard-earned money going out the door.
I'll have more about this next week. But when NIZ cheerleaders like Mike Fleck sit on Easton's board as he does, expect to get hosed.