THE PROPERTY TAX INDEPENDENCE ACT (HB 76/SB 76) — NOW!
The time for passage of the Property Tax Independence Act has come!
But the leadership in Harrisburg – starting with our Governor – just doesn’t seem to understand how necessary and important the elimination of the outmoded school property tax is to all Pennsylvanians! This outdated and regressive tax must be replaced with a fairer system whereby all Pennsylvanians share in the burden of paying for our K-12 education and equally share in the benefits of a system that will control educational spending more closely than anything that the current system will allow! There is more than ample information about the full benefits on this replacement system – The Property Tax Independence Act (HB 76 / SB 76), but the most comprehensive can be found here at http://www.ptcc.us.
The form, below, when submitted will deliver the message that you want this legislation to come to the floor of the House and Senate for full debate and passage and on to the Governor to be signed into law! It will go to The Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to the Officers of both the Pennsylvania House(1) and Senate(2). The subject of the message will be “Free Us From Unsustainable School Property Taxation!”. All you need to do is fill in the form with your personal information and then click the Submit button! The personal information is normally considered necessary in order to have your message taken seriously by any government office or official. The message is the same for everyone, but if you choose to add to it in the text area, you may. Remember, your message will not be sent until you click on the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the form. By taking this easy step, you will probably be taking the simplest and single most important action possible to ensure that The Property Tax Independence Act gets heard, debated and passed into law!
(1.) Rep. Samuel Smith, Speaker, Rep. Mike Turzai, Majority Leader and Rep. Frank Dermody, Minority Leader
(2.) Sen. Jim Cawley, Pres. of the Senate, Sen. Joseph Scarnatti, Pres. Pro Tem., Sen. Dominic Pileggi, Majority Leader and Sen. Jay Costa, Minority Leader