PA Bill to Eliminate School Property Taxes Could Move Forward

08.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator David Argall, a Schuylkill County Republican, who is one of the main sponsors of the measure acknowledged it doesn't have the support to emerge from committee. But he says there's a simple strategy taking shape - just amend the legislation into another bill that's already ready for a floor vote. The measure would eliminate school property taxes and replace the revenue with a higher sales and personal income tax. We could see the other bill-- at the kickoff of the fall session, in less then a month.