Commonwealth Court upholds Philly Beverage tax
The Commonwealth Court, the best chance for the Philadelphia beverage tax to be struck down, ruled that the 1.5 cent tax on beverages in Philadelphia is legal because it is assessed at a separate point of sale than sales tax. There is a concern that this ruling could open the door for other beverage taxes across the Commonwealth and PRLA will be working with our coalition members and legislators to address that concern.
City of Pittsburgh files petition to state Supreme Court
Despite being overwhelmingly struck down by both the Court of Common Pleas and Commonwealth Court, the City of Pittsburgh has filed a petition requesting the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to take up the case. Unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise—which could take a significant amount of time—mandated paid leave in Pittsburgh remains illegal.