Rendell vetoes bill to stop 'spot assessments'

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - October 20, 2008 Gov. Ed Rendell late Friday vetoed a bill that would have limited the power of municipalities and school districts to appeal for an increase in a property's assessed value if a sale reveals a dramatically higher market value.

The measure would have applied to all but two of the state's 67 counties.

Rendell says that when some property owners pay less than their fair share, others are forced to pay at higher rates. He rejected two similar measures in July.

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