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Pennsylvania's Property Tax Described As Essential for Public Schools But 'Devastating' To Seniors


February 27, 2020

A proposal at the state level to eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania is being met with a chorus of different viewpoints.

Legislators, representatives of disparate organizations and residents weighed in on the thorny topic recently, during a public meeting.

The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee held a public workshop the week of Feb. 17 to delve into a proposal to end the state’s long-held practice of having property owners pay taxes to a local school district.

Proponents of the measure point to rising property taxes, while opponents say its outright elimination wou...

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