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‘Taxpayers Bill of Rights’ Criticized for Limiting Pennsylvania’s Ability to Help Residents

Some lawmakers want to add an amendment known as a “Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights” to Pennsylvania’s state Constitution, but fiscal experts say it would cripple the state’s ability to respond to its residents’ needs. But critics say TABOR would block the state from addressing critical issues, from crumbling infrastructure and inequities in education funding to property-tax relief.


Advocates seeking repeal of New York state Medicaid cap

Advocates for people with disabilities say the cap New York put on Medicaid spending in 2011 doesn’t keep pace with growing health-care needs and they’re urging lawmakers to finally repeal it. SBN correspondent Steve Lubetkin reports on the issue.



NJSpotlight Roundtable on Electric Vehicles in NJ is focus of SBN video, podcast

NJSpotlight’s latest roundtable, “New Jersey’s Clean Energy Future: What’s Next with Electric Vehicles?” was the subject of a multicamera video and an audio podcast produced for NJSpotlight by SBN. The program focused on the need for New Jersey to promote greater adoption of electric vehicles, both for personal and public transportation.



Holiday Retail Sentiment Survey from Levin Management and 2020 CRE Outlook from Deloitte – CRE News Hour 11/8/2019

In this episode of the CRE News Hour, we’ll speak with Matt Harding and Melissa Sievwright of retail shopping center firm Levin Management about their pre-holiday survey of retail sentiment, and we’ll have a conversation with Jim Berry, leader of Deloitte’s US real estate practice, about the firm’s 2020 Commercial Real Estate Outlook.