Small businesses, nonprofits, day care centers and the education and medical communities recently received more troubling news in this year of financial hardship when Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed critical liability protections on the last day of the 2019-20 legislative session ‚Äî effectively leaving these industries out in the cold as they struggle to overcome the myriad of challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s budget suffers from decreased revenues owing to COVID-19’s curtailment of business activity, I fear Gov. Wolf will attempt to fill this shortfall through additional taxes on Marcellus Shale gas.
Why would a company moving into a century-old building that’s never flooded need to cut a drain flap into its metal front door?
Philadelphia trails other big East Coast cities in business formation, jobs, wages, and personal wealth. To employers, it often looks as if this city is more interested in its progressive image than attracting the for-profit companies that employ most people.
While states are transitioning away from stay-at-home orders and returning to some sense of ordinary life, it appears that our hospitals and our healthcare workers
Our state’s economic growth hinges on supporting our natural gas industry – taxing it would only hamper our recovery efforts!
This year’s collected fees clock in at just over $200 million, more than 20% lower than last year’s record total of $252 million.
Leaders from Pennsylvania’s business, manufacturing, and health care industries are calling on the state to broaden liability protections to companies during the pandemic, saying without them economic growth will be hampered by an onslaught of lawsuits.
Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets.