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Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces property tax elimination plan that would hike retirement, sales, income taxes

Rep. Frank Ryan introduced a bill that would not only eliminate school property taxes but would make it illegal for a Pennsylvania school district to impose one.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Rebate checks may arrive earlier for some Pennsylvania homeowners and renters

The rebate program is aimed at low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pittsburgh school district raises property taxes, cuts costs, dips into savings for 2020 budget

Real estate taxes are going up for residents of the Pittsburgh Public Schools district, but more must be done  to ensure the district’s long-term fiscal health. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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Pittsburgh Public Schools board pauses meeting after voting down property tax increase

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board approved a $665.6 million budget. But in a separate vote, the property tax increase failed.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Pittsburgh Public Schools weighs property tax increase to help make up for budget shortfall

The Pittsburgh Public Schools administration has recommended the board increase its property tax rate as the district faces an operating deficit of $27.3 million.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

Philly Council rushing to close deal on 10-year tax abatement before 2020

If City Council President Darrell Clarke has his way, Philadelphia’s 10-year property tax abatement on residential construction will be dramatically different by the end of this year.

By Jake Blumgart/WHYY

How to get rid of property taxes? Lawmaker looks to retirement income.

Republican Frank Ryan is 68 and doesn't plan to stay in office long. He says that makes him the perfect sponsor for a controversial plan.
By Katie Meyer


Five reasons Pa.’s school property taxes are so hard to kill

A 66-year-old homeowner in Schuylkill County wanted to know what keeps these taxes in force. We looked into it.
By Ed Mahon

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