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The York 912 Patriots will hold a town hall meeting on property tax reform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 2000 Loucks Road in West Manchester Township, the organization announced in a news release.

The local tea party group will examine and compare two tax reform bills being considered by state lawmakers: House Bill 2230, proposed by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, and House Bill 1776, proposed by state Rep. Jim Cox, R-Berks County.

If you’re not familiar with the two bills, you can read a breakdown I wrote last month on key parts of each proposal. Or continue after the jump.

In a nut shell, Cox’s bill would eventually eliminate property taxes for schools by shifting to higher statewide sales and personal income taxes. His plan wouldn’t change the system for county or municipal property taxes.

Grove’s bill, on the other hand, does address property taxes for counties, municipalities and schools.

But the impact would vary because his bill gives control to local voters and governing bodies.  They could opt to reduce or replace property taxes with local earned income, personal income or sales tax increases.

The town hall meeting is free and open to the public. For more information visit www.york912patriots.com.

 

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.
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