Pennsylvania school districts that might get hammered once the state budget becomes finalized might be forced to justify high tax increases if the state government has anything to say about it, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Legislation is speeding through the state house and senate that would eliminate exceptions to a law that allows school districts to raise taxes higher than the state inflationary index. The bills, known as House Bill 1326 and Senate Bill 911, reflect public displeasure with rising taxes in a troubling economy and come with a lot of questions…

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