Tax Reform

Both Biden And Wolf Want Tax Hikes. How Hard Will They Hit The Delaware Valley?

Nearly one year after the COVID-19 shutdowns ravaged Pennsylvania’s economy, the financial effects are still being felt. Governments have faced declining revenues even as the demand for public services has grown. As a result, this has led to conversations about increasing revenue. And because the proposed tax hikes target top earners, they would hit the …

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Tax on natural gas would harm state’s recovery

Pennsylvania has gone from energy importer to key exporter and the second-largest producer of natural gas in the nation. That’s thanks to the shale revolution made possible by modern hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. As the demand for affordable, reliable and clean energy grows, Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry has met the need while generating good-paying …

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Gene Barr: Pro-growth policies will move Pa.’s economy forward

Pennsylvania is at a crossroads. For nearly a year, the pandemic has forced job creators to adapt to ever-changing situations and tackle numerous challenges related to shutdowns, closure orders, less economic activity and making sure they’re complying with state- and CDC-issued guidelines. While the development of a covid-19 vaccine has provided a much-needed ray of …

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CompetePA Coalition: Raising taxes will hurt Pennsylvania’s competitive standing

The following was sent to Gov. Tom Wolf on Feb. 15 by The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, which manages the CompetePA Coalition. CompetePA is a coalition comprised of statewide and regional business groups, small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies. The coalition, which represents more than half the Commonwealth’s private sector employers, …

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