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Senator HughesSen. Hughes Introduces Historic $3.8 Billion Cut in Property Taxes


I am writing to share an exciting announcement: I’ve just introduced a bill that would provide a historic $3.8 billion in property tax relief for Pennsylvania’s homeowners. I am offering this legislation on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf as part of the state budget process. My proposal also includes dramatic reductions in the wage tax for people who work or live in Philadelphia. Over the next few weeks, I hope that my proposal or something similar will become law in Pennsylvania.

However, we’re going to have to fight to make sure that Pennsylvania’s working families get the tax reductions they deserve. Some people in Harrisburg are content to continue to give sweetheart tax breaks to big corporations instead of helping everyone. That’s why I need you to share this e-mail with your friends, family, and co-workers. Together, we can make sure that Harrisburg enacts tax policies that work for everyone.


State Senator Vincent Hughes

Senator Vincent Hughes Introduces Bill to Provide Historic $3.8 billion in Property Tax Relief

property TaxesHarrisburg, May 14, 2015 – Today, State Senator Vincent Hughes announced he has introduced SB 118, Governor Wolf’s proposal to provide $3.8 billion in property tax relief for Pennsylvania’s homeowners as part of the 2015-2016 State Budget.

SB 118 would totally eliminate school district property taxes for approximately 270,000 senior citizens. Renters with incomes of up to $50,000 will also be eligible for a $500 rent rebate. Certain school districts will also be able to provide millage rate reductions to reduce property taxes across the board.

In Philadelphia, residents would see historic reductions in the city’s wage tax in addition to property tax relief. The city would also receive funding to eliminate its local cigarette tax and provide relief from its 8% sales tax.

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Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579