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Senate Bill 76 represents a seismic shift in how schools are funded across Pennsylvania. By applying new and higher sales and income taxes to achieve so-called property tax reform, this bill would target renters, small businesses and young families and put the entire Commonwealth on financially shaky ground.
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"I'm trying to raise a family
and can't afford more taxes."
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Did you know? This proposal...

  • Increases income taxes by at least 65 percent and the sales tax by 17 percent.

  • Adds new taxes to every day essentials for young families – including daycare, diapers and medication like children's Tylenol.

  • Could especially hurt renters.

  • Upends Pennsylvania's tradition of one generation helping the next generation fund their local schools.
"My kid's education is too
important to put at risk."
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Did you know? This proposal...

  • Forces schools to rely on much less predictable revenue sources.

  • Would require $12 billion in higher income and sales taxes to fund our schools – a figure that is expected to grow by nearly $1 billion each year.

  • Would force schools to depend on state lawmakers to raise sales and income taxes every year.

  • Would let Harrisburg politicians decide how to distribute tax dollars to schools, taking away local control.
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"Wait a second...they call this 'elimination,' but I'd still be paying property taxes?"
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Did you know? This proposal...

  • Does nothing to limit county and municipal property taxes.

  • Even allows schools districts to continue assessing property taxes for debt – which applies to over 97 percent of Pennsylvania's school districts.