A couple hundred people turned out for a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol to support efforts to end school property taxes and replace the revenue with higher taxes on sales and income.
Supporters of the effort Tuesday said rising property taxes make it difficult for people on fixed incomes to remain in their homes, even if their mortgage are paid off. They also say the system of assessment is ham-handed and outdated.
Previous such efforts died in the Legislature. The tax is a primary source of revenue for schools districts, over $11-billion in 2011-22.
The rally organizer, the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition, supports bills that aren't scheduled for committee votes. However, the House Finance Committee voted Monday to approve a similar bill.
Monday March 10th
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
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Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
Sara, Altoona 381-8008
Nintendo Wii U
new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
Fundraising Talent Bank
Deadline for applications March 10th
Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm