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Editorial: PA ballot question doesn’t solve property tax problem

Becky Cunningham casts her ballot at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in State College, Pa., April 26, 2016. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 9, 2017

If you voted Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s election, you were presented with an interesting ballot question — should the state legislature allow local taxing authorities to exempt 100 percent of any family’s primary residence value when collecting taxes? Pennsylvania voted yes by a margin of 54 to 46 percent, effe...

Editorial: Republican candidates’ tax proposals out-of-touch

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 20, 2015

If you haven’t heard Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., complain about how little the “billionaire class” pays in taxes by now, you might as well have never heard him speak at all. “Let me tell you, Donald Trump and his billionaire friends under my policies are going to pay a h...

Editorial: Gambling an inefficient way to solve Pennsylvania budget crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 13, 2015

One hundred seven days into the fiscal year without a budget, it’s safe to say that Gov. Tom Wolf is having a difficult time working with Republicans in Harrisburg. The main talking point over this budgetless time frame? What else? Taxes. Wolf has proposed property and income tax increases to bal...

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