ADVERTISEMENT

Bill on School Property Taxes Wins PA House OK



Pennsylvania's House of Representatives sent to the Senate a bill Wednesday that would authorize local school boards to reduce or eliminate school property taxes and shift the revenue source to new levies on residents and businesses.
 
The bill, clearly an effort to reassure constituents concerned about rising property taxes that lawmakers hear them, was approved without debate on a bipartisan 149-46 vote.
 
The measure would allow school boards to impose an "elimination tax" made up of taxes on businesses or on the income of local residents, or both. The revenue would be earmarked to reduce or eliminate property taxes. School boards would have to adopt a resolution stating their intent to create such a tax and hold at least one public hearing, but the bill would not require voter approval.
 
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said it would be up to school districts to decide how much of their tax revenue they want to shift to other taxes, or whether to shift at all.


Filed Under :  
Topics : Education
Social :
Locations : Pennsylvania
People : Mike Turzai
A   A   A
 
Dial N Deal - September 12th 2014
1981 Chevy Van 30 Coachman Motorhome 24', 350 V8, sleeps 2 - 4 86,000 miles - $1,500 Larry, Altoona 946-0533 Aluminum Roaster XL, heavy, used, vg goodition - $10 Kenmore Microwave medium-sized, 10-12 years old, works great - $10 Osterizer...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - Sept 15th-19th 2014
Monday Sept 15th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday Sept 16th David Ickes Wednesday Sept 17th Barry Ickes Thursday Sept 18th Adam Conrad...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - Sept 8th - 12th 2014
Monday Sept 8th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - tgf2@psu.edu Penn State Cooperative Extension/Blair County Facebook Tuesday Sept 9th David Ickes Wednesday Sept 10th and Thursday September 11th Adam Conrad - Real Estate...
Read More