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Drawing new Pennsylvania maps / end-of-year tax tips

Written by Merideth Bucher, Producer | Dec 6, 2018 4:22 AM

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What to look for on Smart Talk Thursday, December 6, 2018:

It's wasn't long ago that if the word gerrymander was used in public, eyes would quickly glaze over. It just wasn't a topic that generated a lot of passion. That is not the case today - gerrymandering or a majority party drawing legislative boundaries to favor their party's candidates - is one of the most high profile political issues the nation and Pennsylvania faces.

A new organization called Draw the Lines PA is addressing the gerrymandering issue head on and doing it in a way that involves Pennsylvanians in a meaningful way. It is back to the drawing board, in a manner of speaking.

Appearing on Smart Talk today to lay out the challenge are David Thornburgh, Draw the Lines PA managing director and president and CEO of the Good Government group the Committee of 70, along with Chris Satullo, Draw the Lines PA project director.

Also, while preparing for holiday celebrations, don't forget to plan for year-end financial tasks and the coming tax season.

Joining Smart Talk with year-end tips and "don't-forget-to's" is Jean M. Zahurak, CPA, and senior manager with McKonly & Asbury in Camp Hill and Eric MacCollum, CPA, and principal with Hudak & Company in Lemoyne.

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Eric MacCollum and Jean Zahurak

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