4 January 2014 0 Comments

Real Property Tax Relief – Eliminate Exemptions of Act 25 of 2011

 The most realistic and effective way to curtail ever escalating property tax is to tighten Act 25 of 2011 as well as the Penna. Department of Education’s tax increase index.  Act 25 of 2011 was passed by the Republican General Assembly and enacted into law by Republican governor Tom Corbett 30 June 2011. Since passage […]

6 October 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index Act 25 of 2011 School Tax Referendum – Revised Scoring – Three Card Monte

Act 25 of 2011 June 30 2011 SB 330 School Property Taxes -Taxpayer Relief Act – public referendum for school real property taxes – Act 25 of 2011 – School Property Tax Voter Referendum Expanded The Liberty Index scores Act 25 of 2011 TIER 3 AGAINST LIBERTY and AGAINST THE FORGOTTEN TAXPAYER because although Act […]

28 May 2012 0 Comments

Liberty Index Part 6: Property Tax Relief and Referendum on Spending and Tax Increases – Act 25 of 2011

In my opinion, the simplest way to reduce property taxes, which are primarily driven by government school spending is to require a referendum on any tax increase or spending increase above a certain limit, for example, increase in number of students. In 2011, the Republican controlled legislature and the Republican Governor passed an improved version […]

4 September 2011 0 Comments

School Referendum Act Amendum: Taxpayer Take Baby Step Forward

Act 25      Jun 30     SB 330 Taxpayer Relief Act – public referendum requirements and installment payment of school real property taxes The Liberty Index has scored this as: For Liberty    Tier 3: A “yea” vote will add 50 points to  legislator’s or governor’s grade and a “nay” vote will subtract 50 points  from the grade.   […]