PA House OK's end to tax on Kennywood

Posted Friday, June 30, 2006 10:31 AM | Contributed by GregLeg

The state House has angered West Mifflin officials by approving a bill to permit Kennywood Park to stop paying $1.5 million a year in amusement tax revenue to the borough and school district. House Bill 1082 was approved Tuesday night by a vote of 153-39, with support from state Rep. Marc Gergely, D-White Oak, but opposition from Rep. Ken Ruffing, D-West Mifflin. Mr. Gergely, whose district includes the section of West Mifflin where the park sits, said it's unfair that Kennywood is the only West Mifflin venue that has to pay the amusement tax.

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