WAYNESBORO, PA. - Richard Rose took it upon himself to learn about Pennsylvania's Act 1 of 2006 and soon was reading newspapers, researching on the Internet, reading the full text of the law and reviewing a copy of material from his local tax study commission.
Rose, a resident of West Fifth Street in Waynesboro, knows how he will vote May 15 when a ballot question asks whether he favors raising the earned income tax seven-tenths of a percent in exchange for a property tax reduction.
He fears other residents might be less educated about the law and interpret the ballot question as only pertaining to a hike in the income tax.
"I don't think the people around here, the ones I talk to, understand what it is," Rose said.
Rose blamed the public's misconceptions on a widespread lack of information, especially from unbiased sources. He encouraged residents to learn more about the law.