TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Funding for group supporting county parks, libraries and stadiums up in 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014, 5:18 p.m.
 

Sales tax collections that go to the Allegheny Regional Asset District were 3.2 percent ahead of last year's in the first quarter of the year, district officials announced Monday.

RAD has received $26.6 million this year, compared to $21.9 million for the same period in 2013. Property taxes the state sends to RAD lag by two months, meaning money the district received this month was for purchases that shoppers made in January.

David Donahoe, executive director of RAD, attributed the increase to a rise in delinquent sales tax payments by businesses. RAD supports parks, libraries, stadiums and cultural groups with half of the proceeds of an additional 1 percent sales tax in Allegheny County.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Pa. woman charged with forging docs to claim she was an attorney
  2. Region’s Goodwill spends $51.6M in 2014, report says
  3. Police say ‘person of interest’ in Andre Gray shooting has not been charged
  4. Jury acquits man accused of 2005 murder in Braddock
  5. O’Hara ALS awareness advocate dies at 49
  6. Energetic guest conductor inspires fresh performances
  7. Newsmaker: Jeff Ritter
  8. Post-it notes: Innovator will share secrets of social media
  9. Lawrence County father, son charged with running illegal video gambling machines
  10. North Fayette company changes defendants in Antonio Brown endorsement lawsuit
  11. Washington County school superintendent charged with DUI gets probation