Senator Mario Scavello’s Telephone Town Hall discussion centered around property tax reform and pension reform. Senator Scavello supported legislation to reform Pennsylvania’s public pension system, which is draining money from education and driving up school property taxes. Pension costs have reached crisis levels. The Governor has recommended raising the sales tax and personal income tax to provide school district funding, but the distribution of additional funds is widely disparate and unequal among districts that need it most. Senator Scavello supports Senate Bill 76, legislation that would eliminate school property taxes by shifting to a combination of higher sales and personal income taxes. Produced by Citizen Dialog.