State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, released the following statement today following the House passage of property tax relief legislation:
"Passage of House Bill 504 is a first step in what I hope will be our true commitment to the citizens of Pennsylvania to bring significant property tax relief. I do not believe Representative Saylor's proposal provides the final solution, but I am encouraged by the bipartisan support, and believe that we will be able to address this a meaningful way.
"As we move forward through the legislative process, I look forward to further negotiations on this issue with my colleagues in the House and the Senate, as well as Governor Wolf. Together, I believe we can reach a consensus that will provide significant property tax relief in a fair and equitable manner, while also addressing the many other challenges facing the commonwealth, including a major structural deficit and restoring funding to our schools after years of education cuts."
Source: Rep. Jake Wheatley. Pittsburgh. http://www.pahouse.com/Wheatley/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=66396