Jan Murphy | Thursday, August 8, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News
Pennsylvania state lawmakers are making overtures once again about attempting to address the intractable issue of school property tax relief this fall.
A bicameral, bipartisan group of lawmakers along with administration officials are meeting behind closed doors later today to informally discuss possible pathways to lead to a new way to fund public schools.
Laura McCrystal | Sunday, November 19, 2017, The Philadelphia Inquirer
The earliest known property tax records were kept on clay tablets.
Now some Pennsylvania lawmakers and grassroots groups — along with a majority of voters who approved a constitutional amendment on Election Day — want to go against about 8,000 years of history and eliminate a tax that today is a primary means of paying for schools and local government.
But if history is any indication, property taxes are here to stay in Pennsylvania.