A last-minute appeal to corporations and charities to reopen the Liberty Bell for scheduled Martin Luther King Day activities has fallen short. Each day Independence National Historic Park is closed costs businesses and the city’s tax collections an estimated $1 million
A bill New Jersey lawmakers introduced this week would create a grace period for federal workers who aren’t getting paid during the government shutdown to pay their property taxes — similar to the cushion of time allowed after natural disasters.
He was a master businessman who bought and sold companies with abandon. He also became one of the Philadelphia region’s greatest philanthropists, leaving his mark at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond.