Feb. 06, 2024

HARRISBURG –Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks) today responded to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal, which calls for $3 billion in new spending.

“Gov. Shapiro today condemned the state’s system of funding K-12 public schools, saying Pennsylvanians cannot tolerate ‘an unconstitutional education system for our kids,’” Maloney said. “Shapiro was referring to a Commonwealth Court decision last year which declared Pennsylvania’s system of funding schools primarily through property taxes is unconstitutional because it is inequitable.

“In 2017, the people of Pennsylvania overwhelmingly approved my constitutional amendment to provide 100% exclusion on property taxes on a person’s homestead or farmstead. Any discussion or plan of correcting Pennsylvania’s inequitable and unconstitutional property tax scheme must include the full application of this amendment.”

Representative David Maloney
130th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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