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School property tax alternatives win approval in Pa. House

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

by Mary Wilson for NewsWorks

A proposal to provide school property tax relief in Pennsylvania passed Wednesday in the state House.

The measure, which would let school districts reduce or replace property taxes with other levies on earned income and businesses, passed without debate in a legislative body whose members rarely turn down chances for comment.

It now heads to the Senate, where leaders have been circumspect about their appetite for school property tax reform.

But Rep. Kerry Benninghoff said he is optimistic about the bill’s chances in the smaller chamber.

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