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Wagner, Henry pitch property tax reform at forum

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By Geri Gibbons – For Times Leader
Ron Boltz, of the Pennsylvania Liberty Alliance, speaks at Thursday’s town hall in favor of eliminating school property taxes. – Sean McKeag | For Times Leader
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and Sue Henry, Republican candidate for state representative, greet people entering Thursday night’s town hall meeting on property tax reform at the McGowan School of Business at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. – Sean McKeag | For Times Leader

 

WILKES-BARRE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner, speaking at a town hall meeting at King’s College on Thursday night, pledged to eliminate school property taxes should he become governor, instead raising revenue through an increase in sales and personal income tax.

Wagner said school property tax elimination was a pivotal issue of his platform, with great impact on residents, especially senior citizens.

Wagner, a businessman and former state senator, said he supports increasing the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent and increasing the personal income tax 1.88 percent to 4.95 percent. He believes that would translate into a savings of about $600 per average homeowner.

“The median property tax is $1,972 and the median increase in personal and sales tax for a state resident would be $1,408, that’s $600 saved at least,” Wagner said. “But I believe that number might even be higher.”

Part of the tax burden, he said, would fall upon the shoulders of tourists and other visitors making purchases while spending time in Pennsylvania. ​

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