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Wagner Pledges To End Property Taxes

September 28, 2018
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Wagner Pledges To End Property Taxes

WILKES-BARRE — Scott Wagner, the Republican nominee for governor, made a case that he would succeed in getting legislation to eliminate school property taxes if elected governor. “Here’s the bottom line — vote for me for governor, and it will get done,” Wagner said Thursday night at a Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Collation forum. Around 70 people attended the meeting at Burke Auditorium on the King’s College campus. “I know this can be done,” Wagner said. He supports the Act 76 proposal, which would eliminate property taxes as a revenue source for school districts, offsetting them with increases in the state income and sales taxes that would flow back to districts as state subsidies. Wagner is trying to unseat Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat seeking a second term. He said “any kind of property tax elimination is out the door” if Wolf is re-elected Nov. 6. The Republican also noted the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the teachers union, is backing Wolf. “The teachers union is fighting this tooth and nail,” Wagner said. Sue Henry, the Republican nominee for the 121st state House District, introduced Wagner to the crowd. “It’s time. I think we all know that,” Henry said after Wagner finished speaking. Contact the writer: mbuffer@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2073, @cvmikebuffer

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