Pittsburgh Public Schools Proposes Increase In Taxes

2.3 percent real estate tax hike could be in the works

Joe DeStio
November 05, 2019 - 10:49 am
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - For the first time in Five years, Pittsburgh Public School District is proposing a tax hike to balance a budget shortfall in 2020.

Superintendent Anthony Hamlet is proposing a 2.3 percent real estate tax hike.

But there is a caveat, the district says the hike could be avoided if the city would agree to return earned income tax revenue diverted to the city during its financial crisis.

So far no response from the city.

It’s a $655 million budget.

Hamlet says there are increases for employee salaries, retirements and charter school payments.

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