Local representative speaks of swearing in, outlook for the future and property taxes.
Wednesday, January 30
After 15 years as the Limerick Tax Collector, Mark Painter said he seems a logical choice for someone to represent the Pottstown, Limerick and Pottsgrove areas. The Representative was sworn in on Jan. 1 and took time during a recent broadcast of "Legislative Journal" to chat about his outlook for the coming years. Painter was joined by his wife, son and daughter-in-law for the swearing in, and said it was a great experience. Painter was named to three committees for the state: agriculture, finance and local goverment. "It's a natural fit," said Painter. Painter noted that property taxes is one of the state, and his local area's, largest points of concern. "It's the number one issue in my district, and for 15 years as a tax collector on the…
Special select committee to look at property taxes as source of school funding
The Sanatoga Post reports that Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) will join a committee whose intent to is look at ways to reduce school districts' reliance on property taxes for funding. “Finding an alternative source of funding for public education has always been at the top of my priority list, so I am very pleased to serve on this committee,” said Quigley on his website. Quigley introduced a resolution to form this committee earlier this year. That resolution was passed in June 2012. Quigley will be joined by 12 other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The 13 members represent both the majority and minority parties. Quigley will be one representative of the House Education Committee on the special panel. The other …