School property tax options ready for review by Pa. lawmakers

By: | December 3, 2019

Party leaders in the state Legislature will be asked to figure out how many rank-and-file lawmakers support various plans to cut or get rid of school property taxes as a months-long study of the topic concludes.

State Sen. David Argall, a Schuylkill County Republican and head of an informal group of lawmakers that did the study, said its work is largely done.

The final product is a short list of options on how to shift the burden of financing a big piece of school districts’ operating costs from property taxes to other taxes, according to Argall. He said it will go to House and Senate party leaders so they can “take a head count” on preferences of their lawmakers.

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