PA School Districts Hid $400 Million To Pass Tax Increases

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At a glance

  • A dozen school districts in Pennsylvania exploited a legal loophole to raise millions of dollars in new taxes on the public without putting it to a referendum.
  • In the process, they’ve hidden hundreds of millions of dollars in reserve funds that could cover school costs without raising taxes.
  • The state auditor has warned that there are potentially more school districts who have done the same.

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