Pennsylvania voters gave their approval to a constitutional amendment that could eventually lead to property tax cuts.
The measure gives legal authorization for state lawmakers to pass a law to let local governments exempt the full value of homes from taxes. But legislators would have to figure out how to replace the revenue should they take such a step.
On the state’s highest court, a Republican justice will keep her seat.
Justice Sallie Mundy held off Allegheny County Judge Dwayne Woodruff, who is a former Pittsburgh Steeler. The result means the court’s partisan balance remains five Democrats and two Republicans.
In Butler County, two Court of Common Pleas judges were retained by high margins. Judge Marilyn Horan and Judge Kelly Streib will continue serving.