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Stewart J Greenleaf
GOP lawmakers chafe at Wolf's plan to award school tax cuts

Raising taxes will be a battle among Pennsylvania state lawmakers as they face Gov. Tom Wolf's call to correct a persistent budget deficit and a school funding system riven by huge spending disparities between rich and poor districts. And, should lawmakers agree to raise taxes, deciding how the money is spent will be quite another battle. Wolf's administration pledges that every homeowner across Pennsylvania will get a property tax cut under the Democrat's plan to make school funding fairer. But Republicans who control the Legislature are deciding that Wolf's plan is less than fair to many of their districts. In a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Monday, Sen....