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Pa. Senate ed committee moves bill to make raising property taxes harder

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School property taxes are a perennial issue in Harrisburg. And while attempts to curtail or get rid of them entirely routinely fizzle out, a bill making modest changes is moving through the Senate.

The bill, supported by Montgomery County Republican John Rafferty, would make it harder for school boards to raise property taxes.

It would require a supermajority—or two-thirds vote—in order to pass anything. The current law only requires a simple majority.

Senate Education Chair John Eichelberger said that'll ensure any tax hike is backed by "compelling need."

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