• OPPOSE HIGHER TAXES ON ENERGY AND PHONE BILLS!

    These tax hikes will increase energy and phone bills by as much as several hundred dollars annually for millions of Pennsylvanians.

    Contact your House member today and tell them to OPPOSE new and increased taxes on residential and commercial natural gas, electric and phone bills!

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Responsible State Spending

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.

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Stop New Energy Taxes

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.

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Council resolution to encourage minimum wage increase

A proposal to double Pennsylvania's minimum wage over several years is finding support on Pittsburgh City Council.

Natural gas drilling benefits Pa. jobs, economy

Pennsylvania has played a pivotal role in America's energy security since we discovered oil in Pennsylvania.

The secret war Pennsylvania is winning - but will it win Foxconn?

From the car window, the man from New Jersey can see why Pennsylvania is winning the war.

LETTER: Energy tax increase could hurt PA

Higher taxes cost good-paying jobs and undermine the commonwealth's ability to attract the capital investment needed to grow our economy.

The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is a path to prosperity for Pa.

Pennsylvania has endured structural changes in the bedrock industries of our state's economy.

Northeast needs more gas pipelines, says new report

A new report out this week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argues the northeastern United States needs more natural gas pipelines.

Letter to the Editor: Severance fee foe

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.

Letter to the Editor: Tax bad for jobs

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.

Liquor reform push on horizon

A year after Pennsylvania freed the six-pack, is it time to liberate the state's vodka and whiskey too?

Time to end alcohol privatization

It may - finally - be last call for Pennsylvania's archaic liquor laws.

New law seen as first step toward liquor privatization

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.

High spirits in Harrisburg: Pa. lawmakers mull takeout sales of hard liquor

Wine sales in Pennsylvania supermarkets and convenience stores are so 2016.

Long past time for Pa. to act on pensions

Dan White is a senior economist at Moody's Analytics in West Chester and an adviser on pensions to the National League of Cities

Rep. Mike Turzai: State pension fix needed

Unfunded liability puts retirees and taxpayers at risk

Overtime overload: And the effect on state pensions is overboard, too

News that the state paid record amounts of overtime to its work force last year is troubling for more reason than one.

Pension reform must top state's agenda

Pennsylvania taxpayers are facing $63.2 billion in pension debt.

Gov. Wolf will not seek income, sales tax hikes

In a shift that could ease the path to a budget deal, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that he will no longer seek a hike in the state's personal income or sales tax to raise new revenue.

Gov. Wolf Says Budget Can Hit Goals Without Major Tax Increase

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing off his proposal for an increase on sales or income taxes, and now says his budget priorities can be met without it.

Oh, those Pennsylvania taxes!

Think Pennsylvania taxes should be fairer, more sensible?

PA Chamber CEO: Final state budget must address the pension crisis

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.