Region’s voters want tax reform

Lycoming County voters overall gave a resounding yes on the ballot question to reduce property taxes.

Unofficial voting results revealed 11,942 voting yes and 5,513 voting no.

The proposed amendment to Article VIII of the state constitution would increase the exclusion level up to 100 percent of the value of homes in municipalities, counties or school districts.

Statewide, incomplete and unofficial results had the “yes” position leading with about 54 percent of the vote.

The present exclusion level of homesteads is capped at 50 percent of the median assessed value of all such residences in a local taxing district.