Six York County districts have applied for exceptions with the state to go above their property tax increase limit next year.  If Gov. Tom Corbett and state Rep. Seth Grove have their way, in the future those districts would be forced to go to voter referendum to secure higher tax rates.
Corbett and Grove would like to eliminate the practice of districts applying for exceptions for unavoidable costs such as special education and pension costs. Corbett mentioned the idea in his budget address, while Grove is the primary sponsor of a House bill that would prevent the practice.