Kennywood president makes plea for lower taxes

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Kennywood's top executive told elected officials in West Mifflin last night to stop balancing the borough's annual budget with taxes that target the amusement park. About $1.4 million of the proposed $11.7 million budget for 2005 comes from Kennywood, Pete McAneny, president of Kennywood Entertainment, said in a public hearing before the borough council. He says that income tax hurts seasonal teen workers and amusement tax puts a burden on the park in the face of increasing competition from Geauga Lake.

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