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.
Business leader: To reopen Pa. business sector needs safe harbor from liability lawsuits; smart public policy
A Pennsylvania business leader on Tuesday outlined a set of initiatives designed to safely re-open the business sector and jumpstart the coronavirus stalled state economy.
The PA Chamber of Business and Industry has launched a new website designed to help the keystone state get back on its feet.
The Pennsylvania Chamber announced the launch of ‘Bringing PA Back’, a website that looks to help businesses safely reopen and help jumpstart the economy.
During Monday’s press conference in which Gov. Tom Wolf announced an extension of the stay-at-home order for Pennsylvanians until at least May 8 – while providing a glimmer of hope that limited parts of the business sector may finally come back to life soon – a question was asked regarding what would happen if a furloughed employee refused to return to work because he or she made more money on unemployment.
Pennsylvania loses nearly $3.5 billion a year due to breakdowns in childcare, according to a joint study led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
An extremist policy advocated by many Democratic presidential candidates – banning fracking – would cripple Pennsylvania’s economy and leave hundreds of thousands of families destitute.
Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office says building up the state’s rainy day fund will help the government weather another economic recession – whenever it should come to pass.