Analysis says property tax elimination comes up short

By   /  October 10, 2013  /  Featured, Finances, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  1 Comment

PROPERTY TAX PLANS: This week the House is addressed property tax bills including HB 1189.

An analysis from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office seems to throw more cold water on a plan to eliminate property taxes in Pennsylvania.

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PA Senate will debate property tax elimination options

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  News, Pennsylvania, Property Taxes  /  No Comments

NEW PLAN: A new concept to allow school districts to choose to eliminate property taxes with a combination of new taxes passed the state House.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is trying to bring reform to the state’s school property tax system, but it’s too soon to say whether they’ll rid you of your property tax bills.

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Week in Review: Lawmakers back in action in Harrisburg, another candidate in 2014 field

By   /  September 27, 2013  /  Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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By PA Independent Staff
This week was the first time lawmakers came back to Harrisburg since the budget passed at the end of June, and already it’s shaping up to be a busy and divisive fall session. Typical Harrisburg? You bet.
Here’s a look at some of this week’s highlights:
Turzai positions transportation bill
House Majority Leader Mike [...]

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Business, industry groups come out against property tax shift plan

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Pennsylvania  /  1 Comment

CAPITOL RALLIES: An outdoor rally for HB 76 drew a crowd of around 200 on Tuesday - but business groups oppose the effort.

By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Property tax elimination and reform proposals are an early focus of this fall legislative session, something plenty of tax-weary homeowners may be happy to hear is on the horizon.
But Pennsylvania’s largest, loudest voices from the business community are urging lawmakers to slow down and reconsider.
A letter sent to all members [...]

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PA property tax elimination plan gains steam

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  1 Comment

CAPITOL RALLIES: An outdoor rally for HB 76 drew a crowd of around 200 on Tuesday - but business groups oppose the effort.

By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Support for the Property Tax Elimination Act is at a groundswell.
On Tuesday afternoon, under September sun and surrounded by red, white and blue, around 200 Pennsylvanians gathered on the Capitol steps to continue their push for passage of House Bill 76, would swap more than $10 billion in school property taxes [...]

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