Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vote 'Yes' on Taxes

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Vote 'Yes' on Taxes

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I encourage a "yes" vote on the state constitutional amendment on Tuesday's ballot so we can finally work toward eliminating the No. 1 issue I hear about most from residents across Pennsylvania: school property taxes.

Countless Pennsylvanians have voiced their personal stories to me regarding the negative impact school property taxes have had on their lives. Some are months away from losing their homes;others are considering moving to a neighboring state where school property taxes are lower. No wonder: Some pay more in school property taxes than they do for their mortgages.

Residents want school property taxes to be eliminated - not reduced, not reformed: eliminated. Senate Bill 76 would do this.

Pennsylvania's voters will have the opportunity to help us move toward achieving this long overdue goal when they enter the polls Tuesday. …

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