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‘Poster child’ takes case to Harrisburg

Jerry SasalaJan. 16, 2015 -- Austin Area School District in rural Potter County is a poster child for the Pa. State Land Tax Fairness Coalition, with about 90 percent of its real estate tax-exempt due to state ownership. On Thursday, Jan. 29, Austin Area School Superintendent Jerry Sasala will testify about the inequities during an appearance before the Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission in Greensburg.

Champion ready to make new push

Jan. 6, 2015 -- One of the champions of the Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Coalition’s mission drew attention to our cause when he was sworn into this seventh term of office.

Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) cited the inequities of having so much real estate exempted from taxation. He listed “ensuring fair compensation for state-owned lands” among his top three priorities for the 2015-16 legislature.