Pennsylvania, where I live, has a high percentage of retirees on fixed incomes. These are not rich people; most live on Social Security and their only substantial asset is the property they own. There is a growing movement in PA to provide property and school tax relief, across the board. Any reduction in tax revenue would be made up in other areas. Typical proposals focus on local income taxes or a statewide increase in the state income tax. Ignoring for the moment the incredibly stupid and misinformed reasons why retired persons should no longer pay school taxes, I am concerned that the focus is alternative methods of tax revenue, instead of simply curtailing costs and increasing efficiencies. Have such changes in the property/school taxes been made where you live, whether in the U.S. or elsewhere? Have these changes brought about the desired relief? Or are things worse off than they were before?