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How Local Government Works: A key factor in determining property taxes varies wildly across Pennsylvania

How much 1 mil in taxes brings a municipality differs widely all over the state. That has serious implications for municipalities’ budgets.

By Min Xian/SpotlightPA

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Updated: 2022-11-01 19:00:00

Pennsylvania Latinos want more funding and diversity in schools

Voters say education is top of mind for them heading into the midterm elections.

By Anthony Orozco

How to apply for a Pennsylvania property tax rebate or rent rebate

Learn how to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s property tax rebate and rent rebate program, and a special one-time bonus approved this year.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Thousands of older Pennsylvanians at risk of losing property tax rebates because of legislative inaction

Pa. state lawmakers approved a one-time bonus to this year’s rebates but repeatedly failed to address a deeper problem: the program’s steady decline.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

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