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Ford City
 Office
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff), Amajor@pahousegop.com
Marissa DeLorenzo, Mdelorenzo@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh, Zreigh@pahousegop.com
Marcia Fox Mfox@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, egodsey@pahousegop.com 
 
Email:  
The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
With Rejection of Act 1, Pyle Calls for True Property Tax Relief
5/16/2007
With the overwhelming rejection of Act 1 throughout the Commonwealth, voters across Pennsylvania are calling on the Legislature to bring about meaningful property tax relief that will benefit everyone, said Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana).
 
“The citizens of Pennsylvania gave a resounding ‘NO’ to Act 1,” Pyle said. “I now call on my colleagues and the governor to get down to business and let’s bring the property tax relief that the people of this Commonwealth have been waiting for.”
 
Act 1, passed during last session, gave voters the opportunity to increase their local earned or personal income tax in exchange for a reduction on their school property tax bills. Viewed by many as a tax shift, Act 1 potentially could have resulted in an overall tax increase instead of a tax reduction for many families.
 
“Since being elected to the State House, my constituents have been telling me they want substantial property tax relief,” Pyle said. “Act 1 was nothing more than a diversion from facing the real problem and working to bring about true property tax reform.”
 
Pyle has reintroduced legislation, House Bill 242 that would offer substantial relief to homeowners by increasing the state sales tax by 1 percent. Although the initial introduction of the bill last legislative session gathered only 92 votes, he believes this proposal will gain more momentum following voter rejection of Act 1.
 
“Sales tax is the fairest method to achieve what we want, substantial relief leading to elimination,” Pyle said. “I will continue to push the issue if, and only if, that additional cent of revenue on the sales tax, goes to the homeowners.”
 
Pyle noted that since the governor took office in 2003, he has made three attempts at bringing tax relief to Pennsylvania homeowners; the governor’s plan to legalize statewide gambling still has not brought property tax relief as he outlined it would; in 2005 school boards across the Commonwealth rejected Act 72; and on Tuesday, voters rejected Act 1.
 
“All of these proposals were dead on arrival,” Pyle said. “For more than four years we have witnessed nothing more than political posturing by the governor. The message is clear: the citizens of Pennsylvania want the Legislature and the governor to come forward and put into place a plan that has substance and will address the burden of property taxes.”
 
Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(800) 287-0614
Contact: Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
teller@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6242
Member site: 
JeffPyle.net
Caucus site: PAHouseGOP.com