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Case taken to governor

April 14, 2015 -- Pennsylvania State Land Tax Fairness Committee took its case to the office of Governor Tom Wolf last week. In meetings with two of the governor’s staffers, coalition leaders stressed the importance of including a carve-out of state land gas/oil leasing revenue and higher payments-in-lieu-of-taxes on state land included in this year’s budget and tax policy debates.

They emphasized the fact that the coalition has already gained the support of many members of the state legislature, as well as the County Commissioners Association of Pa., Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors, Pa. School Boards Association, Pa. Association of Rural and Small Schools, and local affiliates of the Pennsylvania State Grange.

Governor Wolf’s staffers were urged to review the comprehensive information and data posted at pastatelandtaxfairness.com to gain a full appreciation of how homeowners and other property owners in so many school districts, counties and townships are being victimized by the current state policies.

Coalition members will be meeting with individual House and Senate members in the coming weeks to continue pressing their case.