Senator Pileggi Hosting Kids’ Fun Fair on Sept. 20

FunFairSenate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) is hosting a Kids’ Fun Fair at West Chester East High School this Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will be held rain or shine. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend with their children and grandchildren.

“The Kids’ Fun Fair is one of my favorite events,” Senator Pileggi said. “It’s always great to talk to so many constituents, and the event features many interactive and educational exhibits. In addition, representatives from a wide variety of community organizations and government agencies will be there to provide information about the services they provide for area families and children.”

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Property tax reform passes hurdle in state Senate

hb_sb_76_full_logoLegislation to eliminate property taxes cleared a key hurdle on Tuesday.

But it looks like time is going to run out before it reaches the finish line.

The bill, which passed out of the Senate Finance Committee in a 6-5 vote, would replace property taxes with higher state sales and income taxes.

Lancaster County Republican Sen. Mike Brubaker, chair of the committee, supported the legislation and urged his colleagues to back the proposal as well.

“Thousands of hours have been spent on this legislation. It’s time that this bill get an up or down vote,” he said during the committee meeting at the Capitol Tuesday morning.

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