HARRISBURG, Pa. - A group of bipartisan lawmakers has penned a plan to get rid of school property taxes in Pennsylvania.
Senate Bill 76 would replace the revenue generated by those taxes by increasing both personal income and sales taxes.
The personal income tax rate would rise from 3.07 percent to 4.95 percent.
The state sales tax would see a jump from six to seven percent, and it would cover more goods and services that are currently exempt.
So far 20 state senators are supporting the bill, including Mario Scavello, Lisa Boscola and David Argall.
Rain didn't stop protesters, labor leaders and elected officials from holding a rally outside of the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown on Friday.Read More »
- Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts
- Police: Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized
- Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill
- Auditor faults Penn State's tuition hikes, admissions record
- State police searching for missing Harrisburg-area man
- Possums help deal with ticks
- Police: Man shot, left for dead on road in Schuylkill County
- Crash snarls rush hour traffic on I-78 in Allentown
- Workers help NJ woman find prized necklace in trash
- 'Faces of Reading' creators seek help to showcase exhibit
- Protesters want gas drillers to pay extraction tax in Pa.
- Is Camp David's future as presidential retreat in jeopardy?
- Veterans memorial gets fresh look ahead of Independence Day
- Officers honored for catching aggressive drivers
- Skyline Drive reopens after wall work atop Mount Penn
- Doctor, dog team up on 'Take Your Dog to Work Day'