The Patriot-News publishes an op-ed by Kenneth Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, who writes, “All Pennsylvanians pay a price when a college education is unaffordable to working-class families. We do not have a competitive workforce that will allow us to attract employers, and students with high debt do […]
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.