Testimony: State Education Funding Cuts and Addressing Property Tax Reform

Sharon Ward |

“Pennsylvania can afford to pay more for schools and property tax relief,” testifies Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. Ward notes that good public schools are vital to our children and grandchildren as well as our economy; education is funded by state, federal, and local taxpayers. The three-legged stool of education funding includes income and sales taxes at the state level, as well as property taxes at the local level.