Senate Democrats advance $4.4B property tax relief plan

June 24, 2015 7:10 PM

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Pennsylvania's Senate Democrats are backing a plan to cut school property tax bills in exchange for higher state taxes on income, retail sales and tobacco products.

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa said Wednesday that his caucus wants to inject life into an issue that also is important to Gov. Tom Wolf, but has stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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