News Release: PA Leads Nation in Local Government Revenue Loss Due to Pandemic – Immediate Federal Action Needed


Immediate Federal Action Needed

Harrisburg, PA (May 15, 2020) – According to a recent analysis by the National League of Cities, Pennsylvania leads the nation in a very dubious category — local government revenue loss due to the pandemic.  Cities, boroughs, towns and townships across the Commonwealth will sustain an overall loss of $6 billion representing 40% of local revenues.   

The League implores Pennsylvania’s U.S. delegation to support direct federal assistance to municipalities.  There will be no recovery for the country or commonwealth if local governments do not recover.

See States with Most Severe Revenue Loss and Loss and Revenue Map.

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For additional Information, please see NLC Brief – Fiscal Impact of the Pandemic and NLC One Pager – Revenue Loss Due to COVID-19.

About The Pennsylvania Municipal League

The mission of the Pennsylvania Municipal League is to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government.  The League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, The League represents Pennsylvania cities, boroughs, townships, home rule communities and towns that all share their municipal policy interests.  The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy, publications, education/training, consulting-based programs, and group insurance trusts.  For more information, please visit; Rick Schuettler, Executive Director.  

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CONTACT:  Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, ext. *223,