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Welcome to the Internet home of the Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance. We are a 501c(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen’s organization whose mission is to promote the complete elimination of the school property tax in Pennsylvania through passage of HB/SB 76, The Property Tax Independence Act. As you browse our site you will find information in our library that will answer any question you may have concerning 76 and our mission as well as notifications detailing what is currently happening throughout our state with respect to the elimination of the school property tax. Our site also contains informative videos and photos of our canvassing and town hall events that you can view at your leisure. Our latest news section lists the upcoming dates we have scheduled as well as directions to the venues and contact information if you would like to participate in our canvassing and town hall events. We encourage you to sign our online petition supporting the elimination of school property taxes in Pennsylvania. Links to the petition are found on our site’s main menu and below. We also ask that you please consider donating to the Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance. Your donation will help tremendously to cover the costs of printing literature, radio advertisements and room rentals for our town hall events. Thank you so much for visiting our site!
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We had a great day in Reading Saturday, canvassing for PTE and our candidiate Annette Baker who's running against Lying Judy Schwank! We hit 100's of homes and gained scores of petitions to END SCHOOL PROPERTY TAX through our constitutional amendment introduced by Senator John Disanto. Join us this coming Saturday...see our event page! We're helping John DiSanto get re-elected just like 4 years ago when he/we defeated Rob "us blind" Teplitz ... See MoreSee Less
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Hate to say this but the reality is you can sign all you want and school tax,gas tax property tax,inheritance tax will never never go down.
Pensions alone will never allow property owners to own their own homes, just renting from the schools til you can no longer afford it.
I made sure that I didn't vote for any incumbents.
If everyone just stops paying them the overlords can’t arrest everyone. 🤔
I've lost hope
In 2016, then candidate John DiSanto defeated incumbent Rob Teplitz in a race where polling data showed the opposite result was likely to happen. It's widely understood that the issue of property taxes is what decided that race.
The Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance spent a lot of time and resources educating residents of the PA-15th district prior to that election. After learning that John DiSanto promised to address the issue, while his opponent continued to make excuses, voters decided to hire John DiSanto to fight for them in the Harrisburg Senate.
Sen. DiSanto has lived up to his word, and has proven himself as an outspoken advocate for school property tax elimination. Now John is again stepping up to the challenge.
After years of inaction on SB 76 and other property tax bills, Sen. DiSanto has decided to issue his own legislation. The last time school property tax elimination came up for a vote was in 2015, when Gov. Wolf's right hand man, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, cast the deciding “no” vote, effectively stopping the issue in it's tracks for the past five years.
Sen. DiSanto's new legislation would be a Constitutional Amendment, which does not require a signature from Governor Wolf. It would be voted on by the legislature, and then put on the ballot for the general public to decide. Gov. Wolf has also proven to be all talk, and no action on the issue of property taxes.
After decades of false promises made every election cycle by Harrisburg politicians, we need to explore other options for addressing this important issue. We've seen co-sponsors who tell their constituents they support school property tax elimination, only to side with their lobbyist friends and vote “no” when forced to make a choice.
We've seen scores of legislators claim they support the concept, but oppose some small detail in the bill. When those details would be addressed, they would find something else they claimed they didn't like, and would move the goal posts again.
It didn't take long before we knew they were not being truthful. Their "concerns" were fake. They were just delay tactics designed to keep the issue from moving forward. Just talking points given to them by the special interest lobby group opposition.
With Sen. DiSasnto's new bill, these dishonest legislators will have nowhere to hide. His bill would simply make it unconstitutional to use property taxes as a way to fund public education. It would put all of those legislators who claim to support school tax elimination on the record!
For over a decade, supporters of SB 76 have reached out to legislators in both parties, and we've found viable options that were thoroughly vetted. Harrisburg politicians have used our willingness to find a responsible alternative against us. Rather than working with us in good faith, they've continued to move the goal posts and lie to their constituents, knowing all along that they would never support anything we came up with.
But they wanted to keep that fact hidden from their constituents. Now it's time for these politicians to go on record, and answer one simple question..."do you, or do you not, support School Property Tax Elimination?"
We've done our part. We've voiced our opinions on this issue time and time again. We've come up with sensible, bi-partisan options. We've spent thousands upon thousands of man hours writing bills, changing bills, meeting with legislators, meeting with lobbyists, knocking on doors, and speaking at town hall meetings across the state. We've played by their “rules”.
Because our work continues to be ignored by some legislators who keep telling us they support school property tax elimination, we support Sen. DiSanto's decision to offer a bill that boils this issue down to it's most basic form.
It's time to put up or shut up. It's time for Harrisburg politicians who talk a big game to prove their sincerity. It's time to answer the basic question....”Do you support School Property Tax Elimination? Yes or No?”
We thank Senator John DiSanto for his continued support, and for continuing to fight for an issue that is a top concern for his constituents, as well as Pennsylvania residents across the state. We also thank the other legislators who continue to fight in good faith!
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PA LIBERTY ALLIANCE AND FRIENDS HELPED TO ELECT JOHN DISANTO IN ORDER TO SUPPORT PTE. NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PUSH THIS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. TIME IS SHORT. PLEASE GO TO PALIBERTYALLIANCE.ORG TO DONATE ONLINE OR MAIL TO:
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Can you share the thoughts on execution? Is the amendment going to prescribe a solution (like 76), or simply make prop tax no longer constitutional (forcing legislation to come up with a plan, like 76) to find alternative funding sources?
So let’s get it done !
Best wishes, wonder if it will ever happen...
When will it be on the ballot? Not in November I am guessing, So we the people will have to wait ANOTHER election cycle
The property tax card is worn out. everybody plays at once a year on election time to get votes
The fine print helped to kill that former bill, SB76. Particulars matter so what are they now? Not only are seniors living on fixed income, but so are those having no children who were/are expected to pay increased taxes to educate the kids and pay for school teachers' retirement. All seniors having to continue to pay off bond debt was also a bad feature because that takes years. Public workers including PA Legislature members need to be put on a 401K and it needs to be mandatory.
Any family paying for private school or parochial school should not have to pay for public school.any family that has a child in public school should have to pay$100.00 a child per year.
Positive thinking 🤔 just maybe this will finally quit the bullshit .
I need a new sign. Mine is deteriorated beyond ability to read - but, it is still posted out by our road.
Dems want to run seniors out of their home to benefit teachers union
Donated last month . To Liberty fund or something like that
Mr. Boltz, the author of this post, stabbed the author of 76 in the back after he spent fifteen years of work building the bill and assembling a statrwide support organization. I wish DiSanto well but I wouldn't get my hopes up as long as that person is involved. Very sad.
at least for those over 65 !!!
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT WE WERE FINISHED...LET'S BYPASS THE GOVERNOR ON PROPERTY TAX ELIMINATION!
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2020
DiSanto Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate School Property Taxes
HARRISBURG—Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) has introduced a proposal that would allow Pennsylvania residents to vote directly on the elimination of school property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution.
DiSanto said, “Constituents in my district and across the entire Commonwealth are suffering greatly under the weight of constantly increasing school property taxes. The status quo is unacceptable, and voter approval of this constitutional amendment would force the General Assembly to address this issue once and for all. Powerful and entrenched special interests opposing reform would no longer be able to block needed action.”
For decades, relief measures such as school property tax referendums and casino gaming have fallen short of expectations and have done little to ease the burden of Pennsylvania homeowners—especially our seniors living on fixed-incomes.
As recently as 2017, Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment expanding the homestead exclusion to 100 percent of a home’s assessed value, yet three more years have passed with no meaningful property tax reforms.
DiSanto said, “I continue to advocate for and support the bipartisan Property Tax Independence Act, introduced as Senate Bill 76, but it has been nearly five years since this measure was last considered on the floor of the Senate, when it was defeated by just one vote. The Governor has expressed his opposition. It’s past time to allow the people of Pennsylvania directly to decide the future of school property tax elimination.”
Much like the Property Tax Independence Act, this constitutional amendment would have the General Assembly replace school property tax revenues with a combination of state and local sales and income taxes. DiSanto’s proposal would guarantee that our local school districts receive the same amount of revenue as they did from the property tax, so education funding would be more equitable for taxpayers while ensuring school needs are met.
PA LIBERTY ALLIANCE AND FRIENDS HELPED TO ELECT JOHN DISANTO IN ORDER TO SUPPORT PTE. NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP TO PUSH THIS ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. TIME IS SHORT. PLEASE GO TO PALIBERTYALLIANCE.ORG TO DONATE OR MAIL TO:
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People complain every year we need a change of parties. No change will ever help especially in Penna. We are the 5th most corrupt state heading fast to #1. The reason we call it the democrat party or republican party is because that is what it is a PARTY.
So sick of this subject talk, talk, talk is all we get while seniors are begging for relief. Just finally do the job the people voted for five years ago!!! I bet not one PA politician is in danger of losing their home over school taxes.
That would be such a highlight for a crappy year!!! Do it!!!!
Time to empty the swamps everywhere, if it is clogged poke, shoot holes in it or take a nine iron to it. It will drain or they will run, either way it will drain. Ask your “elected official politician” if he/she/what-ever works full time for the people or are they working outside of their district like we have here in NEPA. Also ask them what their salary, per-diem rate and car allowance is. Let’s see their tax returns, should be a web site. Most are just a “Cheerleader” for the so called Wolf pack swamp puppets, sad but true. We need HB76 NOW! Don’t let them put “blinders” on you, we are not horses to be lead around the free yard. HB76 NOW, not asking stupid.
Hope this gets done.
Yea right I voted for Wolf because he was going to do away with the school taxes I have come to the conclusion that these democrats have lied to me one time to many . I will vote total republican from now on
Rendell said pass the casinos it will eliminate property taxes .another lying Democrat.
Will this mirror senate 76? Including the income and sales tax hike? Will it also mirror senate 76 where it only applies to two or three school districts and not the other 497?
How do I get a new Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance property tax sign. Mine has deteriorate, letters fading off and has folded itself in half from the wind.
Me too,property taxes,drove me out of my house in,Radnor Township 😠😡
Yeah ok Must be election time again.
We need to do this now!
Will this be on the ballot this year?
YES, YES, YES!!!
It's not the Governor who is blocking this. It is those in the house and senate.
Get rid of school property tax raise the sales tax to 7 percent everyone pays. John Blake is against it. We need educated people in Harrisburg that is for the people and not for school districts , but stop all this bullshit these schools come up with it's not education it's all about sports . Just look at the pictures in the paper when a student signs up for college whose standing by him . There is a lot of waste of money do we need all these people coach , asst. Coach , asst. Asst. Asst . Educated people know what the word Cut means. These Districts should implement that word to use and not the maintenance guy. Start at the top. Just think how much money could be saved.
Open now/this was a scam from day one.
Why are we waiting to open, till the 21st. They should be allowed to do this tomorrow.
Too little too late for a lot of establishments. He can't even provide data to back up the closures to begin with.