The Democrats who control the state House will attempt an Ed Rendell-style smoke-and-mirrors show on property taxes this week, but don't be fooled.
The Democrats' plan for tax relief, House Bill 1600, is a warmed-over version of Act 1, which Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly rejected last year.
The only genuine tax relief on the table is House Bill 1275, sponsored by Rep. Sam Rohrer of Berks County. This is the bill that would eliminate school property taxes. It is endorsed by two dozen taxpayer groups across the state.
Read more about the effort to get HB 1275 passed in today's edition of The Tribune-Review.