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Results 1 - 12 of 12 for "property tax" in Berks County, PA

  1. In fund-raising blast, Scott Wagner goes after Harrisburg's white whale - eliminating property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | PennLive.com

    ... In a fund-raising email to donors, the York County pol blasted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for a supposed pivot on property tax reform (more on that in a second) and kept up his vow to do what's eluded so many Republicans before him: To somehow find ...

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  2. Fact Check: Wagner, Mango hammer each other in campaign ads | Monday Morning CoffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | PennLive.com

    ... is cluttered with failed politicians." "Four years ago," Mango continues, " Wagner promised he'd lower your property taxes. He didn't just fail, he called for a massive, new tax on seniors' pensions." Primarily because it's so hard to raise the $12 ...

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  3. Auditor General targets Pa. Game Commission for mismanagement, hunting dropRead the original story

    Feb 20, 2018 | Pocono Record

    Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Tuesday that he will audit the state Game Commission at the urging of Democratic and Republican lawmakers, who have said Commission mismanagement has contributed to a decline in hunting and associated tax revenue. DePasquale said he will examine the Commission's finances, purchases of property and buildings and its adherence to proper procedures for wildlife management from 2014 through 2017.

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  4. Marysville budget buoyed by Rockville EstatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | PennLive.com

    ... government expenses, and $12,000 cut in miscellaneous expenses. Overall, other increased expenditures are spread around. Tax rates remain at 2.0813 mills for real estate. That equals $208.13 on a property assessed at $100,000. Residents also pay ...

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  5. The 5-4 vote to resume construction upended a tax revolt led by three ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | Philly.com

    After a controversial vote earlier this month to halt construction on a new middle school, the Upper Perkiomen school board reversed course Tuesday night and agreed to resume the $58 million project. The 5-4 vote upended a tax revolt led by three new members of the board, who voted to pull the plug on the school three hours after being sworn into office on Dec. 4. They were joined by two other board members for a 5-4 vote.

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  6. PA voters say 'yes' to eliminatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | The Pike County Courier

    Voters Tuesday said "yes" to a ballot question asking if they are serious about property tax elimination for homeowners. The proposal, supported by 54 percent of voters, will not directly result in the elimination of residential property taxes.

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  7. Pennsylvania ballot question focuses on property taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | The Penn

    Voters will decide whether to expand a statewide mechanism to allow for the eventual reduction or elimination of property taxes on primary homes. A ballot question asks voters if they want to amend the state constitution to authorize local taxing authorities, such as school districts, to use the state's homestead exclusion program to exempt homeowners from all property taxes on their primary residences.

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  8. Amendment to be on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Lewistown Sentinel

    When Pennsylvania residents go to the polls on Nov. 7, they will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the state constitution that could provide significant tax relief to property owners. The proposed amendment would increase the exclusion level up to 100 percent of the value of each homestead, or primary residence, in a municipality, county or school district.

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  9. Referendum on November ballot opens door to property tax eliminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | PennLive.com

    A referendum that will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot opens the door for the future possibility of eliminating property taxes levied by local governments and school districts in Pennsylvania. For those taxes to go away though will require future legislative action.( Voters who show up at the polls on Nov. 7 will have an opportunity to vote on amending the state constitution to open the door to provide for property tax elimination for Pennsylvania homeowners.

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  10. Ballot question could lead to lower property taxes but increases elsewhereRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | The Penn

    A referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot represents a first step toward property tax reform, but the ballot question doesn't address replacement funding. Current Pennsylvania law allows for a reduction of property taxes by 50 percent of the median assessed value of a property.

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  11. A proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution could help pave the way for state tax reform.Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | O-R Online

    ... doesn't bother to answer. Basically, a majority of positive responses could pave the way toward the elimination of property taxes, but the route is rather circuitous. “It's difficult to say whether you're for or against this amendment because ...

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  12. Referendum question addressed by Peters Township School BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | The Almanac

    Cramming 60 words into one sentence, the referendum question being asked on Nov. 7 is likely to confuse the average Pennsylvania voter before he or she chooses yes or no, or doesn't bother to answer. Basically, a majority of positive responses could pave the way toward the elimination of property taxes, but the route is rather circuitous.

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