Series Two

Publications about Pittsburgh’s Graded Tax Law

Shelby Harrison, “The Disproportion of Taxation in Pittsburgh,” AAPSS (March 1915)

Allied Boards of Trade of Allegheny County, “The Pittsburgh Plan,” 1925 (rev.)

McAlister Coleman, “Pittsburgh Has a Plan,” The Forum (April 1928)

Thomas C. McMahon, “The Operation of the Graded Tax Law in Pittsburgh,” AAPSS (March 1930)

John C. Rose, The McNair Five-to-One-Plan: An Extension of the Present Graded Tax System (1934)

William Nissley McNair, “The Pittsburgh Plan of Public Revenue,” September 9, 1948

Pittsburgh Radio Station Interview between Ellert and Shoup, 1955

“City Taxes Aid to Jobs, Visitor Says,” Pittsburgh Press, July 15, 1962

Center for Local Tax Research, “The Pittsburgh Property Tax,” [1979]

“Pittsburgh Plan Deserves Consideration,” The Scranton Times, November 29, 1979

Nicholas Rosen, “Sane Taxes in Pittsburgh,” Washington Post, April 14, 1990

Shelby Harrison, “The Disproportion of Taxation in Pittsburgh,” The Pittsburgh Survey (reprint)

Pittsburgh’s Land Value Tax, undated

Percy Williams (Chief Assessor, Pittsburgh Board of Assessors)

Michael J. McManus (Syndicated Columnist of the Northeast)

“The Need for a Tax Increase on Land Value,” January 29, 1979
“Is A Higher Land Tax a Less Painful Approach,” April 27, 1981
“High Land Tax Gives Pittsburgh Big Boost,” May 31, 1981
“Quiet Tax Revolution Gains Momentum in Pennsylvania,” September 24, 1984
“Homeowners Win with Dual Tax Rate Plan,” October 1, 1984
“Tax on Land Value Instead of Buildings,” January 5, 1983
“Pennsylvania Cities Reap Benefits of ‘Incentive Taxes,’” December 24, 1988