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State Rep Jim Christiana Proposes two-step Plan to Eliminate Real Estate Taxes

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Representative Jim Christiana

15th Legislative District

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 15, 2016

Two Steps to Abolish Property Taxes

By State Rep. Jim Christiana, 15th Legislative District

In my eight years as a state representative, I have heard plenty of talk about the issue of property tax elimination in Harrisburg, but little action. It has been discussed and debated in both chambers of the Legislature for almost four decades, yet Pennsylvania families are still crippled with the most anti-American tax on our books.

It’s also the No. 1 issue I hear about from residents in our communities across Pennsylvania. I’ve spoken with

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Pentagon Paid Employees’ Personal Bills

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Watchdog faults DoD management for failing to prevent, punish misuse of government charge cards at casinos, strip clubs

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Morgan Chalfant is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon.

The Pentagon reimbursed employees for personal transactions made on government-issued charge cards, the agency’s inspector general found.

Managers at the Department of Defense failed to prevent nearly two dozen employees from receiving $8,544 in reimbursements for personal uses of their government-issued travel cards, including ATM fees incurred at casinos, the Pentagon inspector general said in a Tuesday report.

The inspector general first reported in May 2015 that officials had improperly used government travel cards

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Social Security Paid Dead Government Workers $1.7 Million

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Agency says payments are an ‘extremely small number’

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Elizabeth Harrington is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon.

The Social Security Administration has paid dead federal workers $1.7 million in recent years, with the deceased receiving benefits an average of seven years after their death, according to an agency watchdog.

An audit released by the agency’s inspector general Monday revealed that the Social Security Administration had not crosschecked beneficiaries’ deaths with the Office of Personnel Management, which manages federal employees.

Missing just 35 deaths cost taxpayers $1.7 million.

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Let Them Know Where to Cut

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Call to Action

The Pennsylvania House and Senate will be returning to Harrisburg on September 19 and 26 respectively. As we noted last week, they will likely be looking for ways to make up for the revenue shortfalls that they created by overspending. Members of the General Assembly have certainly been hearing from big government special interests who want to make sure that they get their share of your money.

Please, take a moment to contact your Representative and Senator. We’ve created an easy way to send an email highlighting some of the waste included in the budget so the General Assembly knows where to start cutting:

Let Them

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Pay More, Get Less

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Dear CF Friend,

We hear a lot about Pennsylvania’s $63 billion pension debt, but what does it actually mean?

We recently broke down the pension debt for the 100-plus state agencies that participate in the State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS), showing exactly how many of your tax dollars these agencies must divert from services just to fund our pension liability.

Top 10 State Agencies by Pension Debt Agency Unfunded Liability Corrections Dept. $3,319,687,326 Dept. of Human Services $2,387,009,484 Pa. State Police $1,931,713,997 Transportation Dept. $1,788,139,855 State System of Higher Education $858,417,236 Labor and Industry Dept. $719,579,421 Liquor Control Board $475,046,271 Dept. of Environmental Protection $442,675,014 Pa. Higher Education Assistance Agency $440,673,163 Pa. Turnpike Commission $346,946,156

Higher tolls? Bigger markup on wine? Pensions costs

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New Podcast: Jared Walczak

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Dear CF Friend,

Do you have to be a tax policy expert to understand Pennsylvania’s tax code? Maybe not, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.

Pennsylvania’s tax code is too complicated—and it hurts regular Pennsylvanians and businesses alike. The solution is to simplify, but, of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds. This week, we talk to the Tax Foundation’s Jared Walczak—a Pennsylvania native—about what our tax complexities look like in real life, what states are doing it right, and how we can simplify taxes in Pennsylvania to ensure all can flourish.

We hope you enjoy Commonwealth Insight. You can listen now at commonwealthfoundation.org/podcast or subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud,

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Guard Your Wallets; the General Assembly is Coming Back

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Inside this issue • Guard Your Wallets; the General Assembly is Coming Back Guard Your Wallets; the General Assembly is Coming Back In early August we mentioned that the “balanced” budget passed by the General Assembly was falling apart. At present, Continue reading…

Hoarders: PA Schools Edition

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dear CF Friend,

Are your property taxes rising? If so, you may want to check if your local school district is hoarding the extra cash.

A Montgomery County judge recently ruled the Lower Merion School District must revoke a portion of its most recent tax hike because the district misled taxpayers by projecting large budget shortfalls despite squirreling away millions of dollars in reserve.

School districts are allowed to maintain reserve funds—but should they continue to raise property taxes while these nest eggs grow larger and larger?

Lower Merion’s reserves were nearly 25% of total spending, and dozens of other school districts have an even higher percent in reserve.

We’ve created a searchable, sortable database that includes

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