HARRISBURG, PA. (CBS) — On Tuesday’s ballot, Pennsylvania voters will be asked if they want to take a step toward eliminating property taxes for homeowners.
Currently, state law caps the property tax relief local taxing authorities can allow homeowners. Tuesday’s ballot question would change the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow school districts and other local jurisdictions to increase it to 100 percent.READ MORE: Jersey Shore Residents Bracing For 12 Or More Inches Of Snow: ‘I Hope We Don’t Lose Power’Police Investigating Suspicious Death After Man Found Unresponsive On West Philadelphia Golf Course
But the sponsor of the referendum acknowledges the revenue generated by property taxes would have to be replaced before taxing jurisdictions would opt to eliminate them.MORE NEWS: South Jersey Residents Stock Up On Snow Supplies And Girl Scout Cookies Ahead Of Nearly 10 Inches Of Snow
For state lawmakers, agreeing on that replacement revenue has always been a heavy lift.