APRIL 8, 2016 – Coalition members should watch their email for an invitation to a conference call to plot strategies in seeking support for higher payments-in-lieu-of-taxes payments for state-owned land.
Coalition leaders conferred in Harrisburg just before Easter to plan for the call. Invitations will be extended to coalition members, Senate and House members who support the cause, and representatives of our partner organizations: County Commissioners Assn. of Pa., Pa. State Assn. of Township Supervisors, Pa. School Boards Assn., Pa. Assn. for Rural and Small Schools, Pa. State Grange and others.
Our leadership team has discussed a proposal to launch a public education campaign. Its goal would be to increase public awareness of the extent to which school districts, municipalities and counties are being victimized by the inadequate payments-in-lieu-of-taxes.