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Argall to go after property tax elimination again


(Harrisburg) — A state lawmaker pushing for full property tax elimination in the commonwealth says he believes 2017 is the year it will get done.

A bill to stamp out property taxes from Republican Senator David Argall failed on a tie-breaker vote in the last session, but he’s hopeful the new class of legislators will see the measure over the finish line in the coming year.

Argall says he believes Pennsylvanians want to see property taxes completely eliminated, not just reduced or reformed.

“They know that the property tax system is old, it’s archaic, it’s rotten at the core. The only way to fix it is to eliminate it, and that is our number one goal for next year,” Argall said.

Specifics on the new bill haven’t been released.

Argall’s previous bill raised the sales and personal income tax in order to do away with property taxes.

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