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100 rally in Harrisburg for alternative to Pa. school taxes

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

by Mary Wilson for NewsWorks

More than 100 people rallied Tuesday on the steps of the state Capitol to support eliminating school property taxes in Pennsylvania.

Backers say they’re committed to advancing a proposal this session, though they acknowledge the fight has been going for some 30 years.

Taking part in the protest, James Rodkey of Lebanon County echoed a familiar criticism of the rapidly rising property taxes levied by school districts.

"We have something to say, and that’s that no tax should have the power to leave you homeless," he said to a round of cheers and applause.

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