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TheBurg Podcast: Plunder and Pawpaw Edition.

It’s the end of October, which can only mean one thing: it’s Pawpaw season in Central Pennsylvania!

Oh, and there’s a new issue of TheBurg Magazine, which hits newsstands today. And the deadline is nearing for Harrisburg to pass an Act 47 exit plan. There’s no shortage of news to keep up with this week, but TheBurg’s editor in chief Larry Binda and city reporter Lizzy Hardison recap it all in the newest episode of TheBurg podcast.

We start by discussing the recent house committee hearing on Harrisburg’s tax bill, which would let the city exit Act 47 once and for all. Is it doomed to die on the House floor? We also place bets on the upcoming appointment of a new member of Harrisburg City Council. Stay tuned until the end for a spirited discussion of Pawpaws, America’s forgotten fruit!

Listen to the episode here, or subscribe to TheBurg Podcast in the Apple or Android podcast apps:

Learn more about the topics in this week’s episode at

State & The City: Harrisburg mayor makes case to retain tax rates, exit Act 47.
House bill would prohibit commuter tax, extend current taxing authority for Harrisburg
Leaving Act 47: The private sector has revitalized Harrisburg in the past. It can do so again.
Former mayoral candidate among 17 seeking seat on Harrisburg City Council
HBG FAQ: Welcome to Harrisburg. Now read this.

TheBurg Podcast is released semi-monthly by TheBurg Magazine. It is recorded in the offices of Startup Harrisburg and produced by Lizzy Hardison. Special thanks to Paul Coolley, who wrote our theme music.

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