Pa. Capitol Rally Presses to Kill School Tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A couple hundred
people turned out for a rally at the Pennsylvania Capitol to support efforts to
end school property taxes and replace the revenue with higher taxes on sales
of the effort Tuesday said rising property taxes make it difficult for people
on fixed incomes to remain in their homes, even if their mortgage are paid off.
They also say the system of assessment is ham-handed and outdated.
such efforts died in the Legislature. The tax is the primary source of local
revenue for schools districts, over $11 billion in 2011-12.
rally organizer, the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition, supports bills
that aren't scheduled for committee votes. However, the House Finance Committee
voted Monday to approve a similar bill.