Friday, March 30, 2012

Rep. Cox to Unveil Property Tax Independence Act

The long-awaited introduction of House Bill 1776 is scheduled for Monday, April 2, in Harrisburg. This is the best bill out there to eliminate Pennsylvania's onerous property tax, which places a heavy burden on homeowners to fund public education. The bill has bipartisan support.

Here's some information released today by Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks, the prime sponsor of the bill:
WHAT: A news conference to unveil the Property Tax Independence Act (House Bill 1776/Senate Bill 1400), a proposal to completely replace school property taxes in Pennsylvania with alternative state revenue sources.

WHO: State Representative Jim Cox (R-129), state Senator Dave Argall (R-29), state Representative Rick Saccone (R-39), state Representative Tom Caltagirone (D-127), Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition President David Baldinger, property owner Patrick Briegel, and additional members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

WHEN: Monday, April 2, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Capitol Media Center, Main Capitol, Harrisburg

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The news conference will be streamed live at

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