The top priority for Citizens to Protect PA Jobs is promoting job creation and economic growth.
In addition, we focus on the issues that directly impact job creation, including education, energy, environmental regulations, healthcare affordability and accessibility, labor laws, lawsuit abuse reform, and tax reform.
The $53 billion and growing public pension debt impacts every state taxpayer. We're pushing for reforms to shift the burden away from taxpayers and keep the pension systems sustainable for future state and public school employees.
Government should operate within its means: evaluating the effectiveness of current programs; weeding out waste, fraud and abuse in spending; and investing wisely in worthy state-run programs that directly benefit taxpayers.
Our natural gas industry holds the promise of economic growth and job creation. Additional taxes hinder this opportunity and drive companies to states with friendlier tax climates that share our resources. We're fighting against proposed new taxes on the industry that would pay for more state spending.
This time, the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline's blue-collar workers, trade organizations and business supporters turned up the heat.
Just over one year ago, we came together as former governors from across the political spectrum to call for the adoption of merit selection of statewide judges and justices to the appellate Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts.
Gov. Tom Wolf spoke briefly Tuesday about the pension bill moving toward his desk this week, calling it a "significant start" on what has become one of Pennsylvania's worst political catastrophes.
If there is one issue all Pennsylvanians can rally behind, it's the need to create more jobs, improve our economy and position the Commonwealth to be a national and global economic leader.
A new report out this week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argues the northeastern United States needs more natural gas pipelines.
In an April 2 editorial ("Markets will support new gas tax") The Times-Tribune continues its obsession with a massive energy tax increase that would cost good-paying Pennsylvania jobs, increase energy costs for consumers and severely undercut the state's economic competitiveness.
An editorial about the governor's proposed severance tax ("Markets will support new gas tax," April 2) overlooked an important fact: Pennsylvania already taxes the natural gas industry.
Royal Dutch Shell spent nearly $193 million worldwide last year on voluntary social investments, including hundreds of thousands spent in Beaver County.
It may - finally - be last call for Pennsylvania's archaic liquor laws.
Some legislators who voted for the new law that allows wine sales at places other than state liquor stores said they see it as a first step toward total liquor privatization in Pennsylvania.
Wine sales in Pennsylvania supermarkets and convenience stores are so 2016.
The privately owned liquor store.
Dan White is a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester and an adviser on pensions to the National League of Cities
Unfunded liability puts retirees and taxpayers at risk
News that the state paid record amounts of overtime to its work force last year is troubling for more reason than one.
Pennsylvania taxpayers are facing $63.2 billion in pension debt.
Over the past year and a half, Pennsylvania's fiscal landscape has been marred by protracted budget battles, repeated credit downgrades and the threat of multi-billion dollar tax increases.
Filing season highlights discrepancies and policy implications from around the country
Pennsylvania's epic budget stalemate ended Wednesday when the Democratic governor backed off a recent veto threat, leaving just slivers of his once-ambitious agenda intact after nine months of partisan gridlock that threatened to shutter schools and forced layoffs at social service agencies.
Customers could pay more for trash pickup if the governor's plan to hike the fees for dumping waste at landfills is approved, waste haulers said.