State of limbo

Feb. 24, 2015 – Most eyes are on Harrisburg as Governor Tom Wolf prepares his March 3 budget address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate. There are big implications for the Pa. State Land Tax Fairness Coalition’s mission.

Gov. Wolf’s recent unveiling of his Pennsylvania Education Reinvestment Act contains provisions of a severance tax on shale gas production and a restructuring of the impact fee that was put into effect with Act 13.

It’s possible that House Bill 343 and House Bill 344 could be part of the broader dialogue on tax reform issues – ranging from the debate over the governor’s severance tax proposal to a new basic education funding formula. Therefore, it’s imperative that supporters of the Pa. State Land Tax Fairness Coalition continue to make our case with elected officials at the state level.