HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) on Wednesday said the taxing behavior of 12 school districts across the Commonwealth, including Penn Manor School District in the 100th Legislative District, where districts sought tax referendum exemptions to increase taxes despite having significant budget surpluses highlights the problems with the current law.
“At a time when the proper funding of our children’s education continues to be a paramount concern across the Commonwealth, the fact that these school districts sought exemptions to raise taxes despite sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars of budget surpluses is wrong. The hard-working families of Pennsylvania, who are paying extra money to these school districts when they could have reinvested that money into their households, deserve better,” Cutler said.
“It is my hope that, once we organize our chamber, we can look at the issue of record school district surpluses once and for all and ensure Pennsylvania’s families are treated fairly in the return on investment they receive for the education of our children,” concluded Cutler.
Republican Leader Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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