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Opposition forming to Pa. plan for scrapping school property taxes

By the Notebook on Apr 14, 2014 11:34 AM

by Mary Wilson for NewsWorks

Pennsylvania's Senate could vote this spring on a proposal to eliminate school property taxes.

The sponsor of a Senate plan to replace school property taxes with higher sales and personal income levies says it has bipartisan backing -- and enough co-sponsors to pass a vote.

But opponents of the measure are mobilizing.

Sam Denisco, vice president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, is one of them.

"We're getting wind that this is getting legs," he said. "There's a strong lobby that supports the bill. They're running around the Capitol."

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on April 14, 2014 2:32 pm
This is another method that the rich will pay less taxes than they already do.
Submitted by gallus rex (not verified) on April 16, 2014 5:53 pm
No, the rich (at least, those earning income and spending money in PA) may pay considerably more, depending on income and spending habits. (if your income is $1M/yr, your taxes increase by $10K/yr for income and 1% of all other spending -- quite possibly another $5K.) It's the house-owning poor who will pay less: families and elderly, especially. I call that a good thing.

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