Pennsylvania House Bill 1776 would eliminate school property taxes and instead fund education by increasing the sales and use tax from 6 percent to 7 percent and expanding it to cover dozens of currently excluded items. We asked if you would support such a plan.
Of 139 people who participated, 102 people -- 73.38 percent -- said absolutely; it's the way we should have been doing it all along. Twelve -- 8.63 percent -- said no, we don't need a new tax. And 25 -- 17.98 percent -- weren't sure the plan would generate enough money to make up for lost property tax revenue.