SANATOGA PA – State Rep. Tom Quigley, who represents Lower Pottsgrove, Pottstown and Limerick in the House of Representatives’ 146th District, is among those who will study and report on efforts to reduce school districts’ reliance on property taxes, House Republicans announced Thursday (Aug. 2, 2012). The report is due by Nov. 30.
“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,” Quigley said. “It is something I often hear about from the residents I serve who struggle to afford their property taxes.”
Quigley will be part of a select House committee tasked with creating the report. It is empowered to hold hearings, take testimony, call witnesses and investigate local taxes in the process.
Because he is a member of the House Education Committee, Quigley also will represent its interests as the select committee’s work progresses. Other select committee members are drawn from the House Education, Finance, Urban Affairs, Local Government, Environmental Resources and Energy, and Transportation committees.
The select committee intends to hold its first meeting later this month.
Quigley’s district office is located at 1963 E. High St. in Sanatoga.