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Fisher, Sheehan and Colton provides a diverse array of services on a national basis. Projects include research, program design and evaluation, litigation support and training. FSC's Law and Economic Insights, the firm's bi-monthly newsletter, provides information on current issues as well as the firm's current projects and recent publications.

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Jul/Aug 2023 FSC Newsletter
A University of Wisconsin business professor has published a critique of the administrative complexity of the Philadelphia Water Department's (PWD) Tiered Assistance Program (TAP). The plethora of mistakes about, and mischaracterizations of, the program, and confusion of TAP with other programs operated by PWD, lead to the conclusion that this critique presents an unreliable basis for assessing TAP.

May/Jun 2023 FSC Newsletter
In July 2017, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) implemented its Percentage of Income Program (PIP), called the Tiered Assistance Program (TAP). With six years of operation, data now exists to draw conclusions about the success of TAP in improving the payment patterns of low-income PWD customers.

Mar/Apr 2023 FSC Newsletter
The Federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers tax credits to offset the costs of installing home energy efficiency measures. While the IRA represents sound clean energy policy, this issue examines why the IRA tax credits are not available to assist low-income customers improve their bill affordability through the installation of usage reduction measures.


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