Pennlive.com posts a CLEAR op-ed calling on lawmakers to tax the shale drillers and raise the minimum wage. “Simple fairness, basic math, and smart policy mandate that lawmakers move, once and for all, to tax the shale drillers and raise the minimum wage. The politics are equally compelling,” writes Steve Catanese, president of SEIU Local 668.
A York Dispatch editorial says that natural gas drillers will benefit from the PA State Budget, while others make up for the expected $2.2 billion shortfall.
The Bucks County Courier Times editorial board makes a compelling case for a statewide shale tax, noting that, “It’s like a millionaire hitting the lottery. It just doesn’t seem right that energy companies mining natural gas in Pennsylvania, which is bloated with the stuff, essentially are getting a free ride. By that we mean they […]
Read a letter from Les Neri, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Pennsylvania Lodge opposing HB 438 and HB 991.
The Coalition for Labor Engagement and Accountable Revenues (CLEAR) Coalition opposes the bills scheduled for a vote in the April 3rd meeting of the House Liquor Control Committee.