Sales Tax Expansion Measure Narrowly Fails in the Senate
A legislative measure that would have imposed a massive tax increase on Pennsylvania taxpayers and shifted more than $13 billion away from school property taxes was narrowly defeated in the state Senate on Nov. 23 by a vote of 24-25, with Lt. Gov. Mike Stack breaking the tie vote. The PICPA strongly opposed the plan and urged its members to contact their state senators to voice their concerns. Read more about the failed measure and PICPA's role in Legislative Update
. PICPA Members Stand Firm
The PICPA Government Relations Team worked swiftly to organize a letter-writing, e-mail, and phone campaign in opposition to the sales tax. While these efforts proved successful, proponents of the tax are working to draft a new proposal. The PICPA encourages members to review the PICPA's stance below and follow this issue.