SENATOR McGarrigle "FLIP FLOPS" on SB 76
Senator Tom McGarrigle advised the PTCC that he was pulling his CO-SPONSORSHIP of SB 76, Property Tax Elimination Act. He stated that the legislation will not provide the level of revenues that school Districts are accustomed too. Despite the bill being revenue neutral, as vetted by a state review board, the Senator now feels the numbers do not add up. When his office was confronted with the facts, his office advised there were "other considerations" like, decrease in sales and "flight to Delaware". After years of refinement of the bill, it has been clearly shown that the taxpayer will be much better off with SB/HB 76 and will have MORE disposable income in their pockets to spend and, under the current budget proposal, the sales tax will increase anyway, thereby still encouraging that "flight". Shown below is the Senators original endorsement letter and photo OP.
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COMMITTED TO RESTORING FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY TO THE ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
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The RTMTU is a non-partisan group of concerned taxpayers, committed to restoring fiscal responsibility and transparency in the governance of the Rose Tree Media School District. We feel the current governance, if left unchecked, will result in ever increasing property taxes with no commensurate increase in resources directed at the education of the children attending the schools. Our focus is on increasing fiscal responsibility, greater transparency of the school board of directors and a more effective dedication of available resources to the classroom. To accomplish this, we will work towards electing board members who are sensitive to the historic escalation of the budget and the effect on taxpayers; to increase awareness of the boards activities by encouraging increased attendance at board meetings and the broadcast of those meetings on public access channels; and, become a force for influencing state office holders to support legislation that helps achieve our stated mission.
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