This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
by Mary Wilson for NewsWorks
Pennsylvania’s Senate could vote this spring on a proposal to eliminate school property taxes.
The sponsor of a Senate plan to replace school property taxes with higher sales and personal income levies says it has bipartisan backing — and enough co-sponsors to pass a vote.
But opponents of the measure are mobilizing.
Sam Denisco, vice president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, is one of them.
"We’re getting wind that this is getting legs," he said. "There’s a strong lobby that supports the bill. They’re running around the Capitol."