Pittsburgh Council Is Set to Vote for Tax on Tuition
The mayor of Pittsburgh calls it the ''Fair Share Tax.'' But to officials at the city's 10 colleges and universities and many of their 100,000 students, it is anything but. On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to give preliminary approval to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's proposal for a 1 percent tuition tax on students attending college in Pittsburgh, which he says will raise $16.2 million in annual revenue that is needed to pay pensions for retired city employees. Final Council action will be on Monday.