GOP lawmakers explore property tax elimination at policy committee hearing

GOP lawmakers explore property tax elimination at policy committee hearing

YORK, Pa. — Morally reprehensible, regressive, egregious — opponents to school property taxes in Pennsylvania on Tuesday were clear with their message to state lawmakers — they want the tax abolished. 
 
GOP lawmakers gathered Penn State York to explore proposals to eliminate local property taxes and supplant public school funding with another source. 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Sen. Scavello discusses property tax elimination bill

Sen. Scavello discusses property tax elimination bill

On Monday afternoon Sen. Mario Scavello (R-Monroe) announced legislation, Senate Bill 1137, that would provide for the elimination of school property taxes on all owner-occupied homes in the state.

Monday, April 23, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House Majority Leader lays out vision for coming session

House Majority Leader lays out vision for coming session

Speaking at the Pennsylvania Press Club Monday, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) laid out his vision for the new legislative session and didn’t hide the fact that he’s looking for government to look, feel, and operate differently by the end of this two-year legislative session.

Monday, January 23, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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School business officials pan property tax elimination proposal

School business officials pan property tax elimination proposal

Pennsylvania School Business Officials this week took to task the latest iteration of the Property Tax Independence Act—a proposal aimed at eliminating school district property taxes in Pennsylvania—being floated by Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill), arguing that for 98 percent of school districts some form of property tax will remain even if the bill were to pass.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Grassroots, constituents to lead property tax elimination effort next session

The Property Tax Independence Act saw what sponsors claimed was a historic vote this session, as the property tax elimination effort articulated in Senate Bill 76 moved out of committee in September. The proposal went no further, however, as time expired on the 2013-14 session with the measure still awaiting a Floor vote.

Determined to bring a substantially similar proposal up next session, sponsor Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) said a concerted effort from grassroots organizations and members’ constituents will be needed to advance the bill next session beyond where it finished in the current legislative term.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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