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Harrisburg paid off big debt early; what’s next for the city?

Harrisburg became debt-free in March, when it made its last $8.3 million payment to bond insurer AMBAC. In September 2022, the city finished paying off a $125.6 million debt dating back to the Reed Administration in 1997.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Financially distressed Pa. towns faring better than expected, while others in pain

Years of financial oversight through Act 47 has prepared cities that were thought to be doomed by the pandemic, while others face cuts and potentially massive tax hikes.

By Jamie Martines/Spotlight PA

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