Friday, April 25, 2014

Bipartisan push to eliminate school property taxes in Pa.

From the Senate Republican Communications Office:
Senate sponsors and supporters of a bill to eliminate school property taxes will hold a media availability on Monday, April 28 in Room 14 East Wing at 3:30 p.m. in the state Capitol to outline a comprehensive amendment.

Senators David G. Argall (R-29), Mike Folmer (R-48), Judy Schwank (D-11), John Yudichak (D-14) and Jim Brewster (D-45) will discuss their comprehensive amendment to Senate Bill 76. David Baldinger, spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, and Kim Skumanick, President of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, will also be on hand to discuss their support of the amendment.

Senate Bill 76 was drafted by over 70 grassroots taxpayer advocacy groups known as the Pennsylvania Coalition for Taxpayer Associations, who asked the Senators to introduce the legislation on behalf of taxpayers across Pennsylvania.

The legislation would eliminate school property taxes by increasing the state's Personal Income Tax rate and increasing and expanding the state's Sales and Use Tax.

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the amendment on Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Hearing Room No. 1 of the North Office Building at the state Capitol.

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