Issues: Property Taxes


Property Tax Elimination Raises Taxes on Middle Class to Cut Taxes for Affluent

With ongoing negotiations over the state budget focused on property tax cuts, and the State Senate taking up a...

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Who Pays for School Property Tax Elimination? An Analysis of School Property Tax Burdens in Pennsylvania

Far from providing relief for working families, recent proposals to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania would increase taxes...

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Limiting Learning: How Caps on School Funding Erode the Quality of Education

The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a school finance proposal that would shift some school funding away from local property...

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Corbett Pension Plan Does Not Equal Property Tax Relief: What the Pension Experts Say

In his fourth year in office, Governor Corbett has been unable to persuade legislators that his proposal to change...

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On Joint Resolution 1, the Constitutional Amendment on Property Taxes

We are getting a lot of questions about what the constitutional amendment on the ballot this year means and...

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Sen. Corman Off Base on Why Property Tax Deal Collapsed

Majority Leader of the Senate Jake Corman suggested Monday that his caucus walked away from a deal to increase...

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Unintended Consequences? Property Tax Elimination Increases Taxes on the Middle Class to Reduce Taxes for High-Income Families

The budget end game has focused a lot on property tax cuts. The budget framework agreement includes property tax...

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What’s It to Be on Property Tax Relief, PA Lawmakers? Reverse Robin Hood or Relief for Renters and Middle-Class Homeowners

This is an appeal to legislators in rural parts of Pennsylvania and in high-property tax areas such as the...

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Majority of Voters Blame Legislature for Budget Impasse, Poll Shows

In a story on Lancasteronoline today, East Hempfield Township resident Duane Smith made the same observation that our analysis...

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How About a Blind Taste Test of Two Property Tax Relief Proposals?

Blind taste tests often produce surprising results. In our family, for example, the men often struggle to discern which...

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