Issues: Property Taxes


A Statement on HB 1776: Property School Tax Freeze Is a Wrong Move for PA

Pennsylvania, like every other state in the country, faces an unprecedented budget crisis at both the state and local...

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Follow the Property Tax Money: The Wolf Plan and HB 504 Compared

Pennsylvania is highly reliant on local property taxes to fund its public schools, ranking near the bottom of all...

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Better Solutions Exist for Property Tax Issues, PBPC Analyst Testifies

Eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania ‰ and the strict limits placed on schools ‰ SB 1400 would have...

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Sharon Ward Testifies Before House Committee on Principles to Guide Property Tax Reform in Pa.

In Testimony before the House Select Committee on Property Tax, Sharon Ward outlined principles that should guide property tax...

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Property Tax Elimination Bill Threatens Long-term Public School Funding

House Bill 76 and Senate Bill 76 would create a funding gap that leaves Pennsylvania‰’s students permanently behind. Pennsylvania...

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Testimony: State Education Funding Cuts and Addressing Property Tax Reform

“Pennsylvania can afford to pay more for schools and property tax relief,” testifies Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget...

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Webinar: What’s At Stake for PA Schools in Property Tax Elimination Proposal

Hear firsthand from Mark Ryan of the Independent Fiscal Office and Sharon Ward of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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Senate Bill Eliminating Property Taxes Largely Unchanged by Amendment

The proposed amendment to SB 76 does not fundamentally alter the many structural deficiencies of the legislation. SB 76,...

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A Closer Look at Property Tax Plans and What They Mean for Pa. Schools

Property taxes have been a subject of much debate in Pennsylvania, and efforts to reform them have heated up...

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Who Pays For An Increase in the Sales Tax: Analysis of the Tax Incidence of an Increase in the Sales Tax from 6% to 7.25%

Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders are currently negotiating over the terms of a plan to cut property taxes which...

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