A Berks County newspaper is reporting today that the much-anticipated property tax relief from the casino slots will end up being somewhere from $61 to $163 for homeowners.
Is that all there is? this is the billion dollars in tax relief that Rendell promised?
This is why Gov. Ed Rendell brought 61,000 slot machines to Pennsylvania? So homeowners can get back $61? I don't know about you, but the only people who made out on the slot parlors are Rendell's rich friends.
What can you do with $61? Maybe the idea is to encourage homeowners to go into the casinos and lose the money on the nickel slots.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that my school district will raise property taxes more than $61 a year, so I won't even get the Rendell windfall.
Read the full story at the Reading Eagle Web site.
The only property tax relief Pennsylvania residents want is the ELIMINATION of school property taxes. That's what House Bill 1275 would do. Contact your state lawmaker today and tell them their job depends on their support of HB 1275.