Taxes

PA's Soaring Property Taxes Spark Opposition

Can't take any more

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HARRISBURG — After years of seeing Pennsylvania property taxes creep up, some lawmakers are saying enough is enough.

Before casting a "no" vote on this year's state budget, Rep. Mark Painter, D-Montgomery, explained why he opposed the plan.

Reading from a prepared speech on the House floor, Painter said he thinks the GOP-backed proposal is bound to lead to higher property taxes in his southeastern district.

Painter recalled, during his days as a township tax collector, seeing home owners cry in his office, fearful of losing their homes due to rising property taxes.