How schools lock themselves into raising taxes

Article on explores how health care and other benefits promised to public teachers’ unions will cost school districts a fortune over the coming years.

Anyone who thinks the property tax reform proposals in the Pennsylvania General Assembly will have any real taxpayer projections should take warning. Under these proposals, employee health care benefits are one of the twelve exemptions for which a school district can raise property taxes without voter consent. See the Commonwealth Foundation’s analysis of these proposals here.