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Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
 

Tax fairness vs. votes

Concerning Sen. Dominic Pileggi's Bill 299 to freeze senior citizen's school property taxes: Nice try, but it's not good enough for seniors in counties recently reassessed. It allows for the county and local municipalities to continue to increase taxes.

Most of the seniors I know have a substantial retirement income much more than minimum-wage workers who own a home or a disabled homeowner's income. Is any senator, including mine, willing to amend this bill accordingly? The latter two groups are the ones that need property-tax breaks as a matter of having a roof over their heads. Any property-tax legislation should be income-based as it is with the current Senior Citizen Property Tax Rent Rebate program.

With Pennsylvania having the second most senior population in the country, I think this is just another election-time ploy to gather votes.

Rich Saporito

West Mifflin

 

 
 


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