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Pa. lawmakers introduce Property Tax Independence Act

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 11 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2013 06:25:30 PM CDT

A group of state lawmakers is on a mission to replace school district property taxes.

HARRISBURG, Pa. -

A group of state lawmakers is on a mission to replace school district property taxes.

House and Senate members, including some local lawmakers, are among those proposing the "Property Tax Independence Act."

It replaces school district property taxes by raising the state sales tax from six to seven percent and by raising the personal income tax from 3.07 to 4.34 percent.

The proposal also uses existing gambling revenues and closes dozens of special interest tax loopholes.

Supporters say the plan will work because it's based on an analysis by the state's Independent Fiscal Office.