Sponsors of Property Tax Independence Act issue statement on efforts to eliminate school property taxes

HARRISBURG – Senators David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York), Mario Scavello (R-Monroe/Northampton), Scott Wagner (R-York), Judy Schwank (D-Berks), John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon), Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh/Northampton), Andy Dinniman (D-Chester) and John Eichelberger (R-Blair) released the following statement regarding their efforts to pass the Property Tax Independence Act in the Senate:

“When we began this bipartisan fight this session to remove the school property tax burden off of property owners, we never said it would be easy. Due to the groundswell of public support and the tireless efforts of thousands of taxpayers advocating for the legislation, we are closer than we have ever been to eliminating school property taxes. Today was supposed to be a full Senate vote to consider the elimination of school property taxes – a proposal drafted by over 80 grassroots taxpayer advocacy groups from across the state. Some minor technical concerns regarding the bill’s implementation have been raised. We agreed to make tweaks to the proposal and have it considered next week by the full Senate.”