Chartbook: State Tax Rates Would Have to More Than Double to Replace Local School Dollars

State lawmakers in Harrisburg may vote on legislation that would shift local funding of education to state income and sales taxpayers. The plan would eliminate school property taxes without replacing all of the lost revenue and impose strict new education spending caps that would do irreparable damage to a generation of Pennsylvania students.

This chartbook provides a look at how much local tax dollars raise for public education and how much state tax rates would have to increase in order to replace those lost local school dollars. Click on the graphs for larger views.

State Tax Rates Would Have to More than Double to Replace Local School Dollars

PA Local School Funding Exceeds What is Raised by Our State Personal Income Tax

PA Local School Funding Is More than 1.5 Times What is Raised in State Sales Tax