From the PG:
Gov. Ed Rendell had pushed hard for the referenda. His spokesman, Chuck Erdo, said, "The governor doesn't believe that the defeat of the local tax shifting question is an indication of anything other than confusion."
He added, "Many voters didn't have the information they needed to make a good choice."Sour grapes, Chuck. The voters weren't confused or uninformed. They rejected this non-started because it:
* did not reform education funding
* exposed the populace to a higher tax burden in the future (growth of income outpaces property )