Pennsylvania House Democrats have a plan to level the playing field, a plan that works for everyone, where the path to opportunity is clear and accessible. Together we can build a strong and growing middle class.
Pennsylvania House Democrats have a Plan for PA, a New Way Forward that puts People First with Good Jobs, Quality Schools and Fair Taxes.
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People First Plan for PA
House Democrats know that it’s the people of Pennsylvania who are the engine of this economy and who make this state great. Over the last year we've seen attacks on our healthcare, retirement security and ability to receive a fair return on our work. Working and middle-class families struggle while powerful special interests get the breaks. Our political system is too influenced by money over people. Together we will end the influence of wealthy special interests and make sure Pennsylvanians are put first. Here's how:
Ensure that everyone who works full time earns a living wage.
All working people in Pennsylvania should earn equal pay for equal work.
Make sure working parents have safe, affordable care for their children.
Promote strong families and a strong economy with affordable health care
Give people the power they need to manage their own health care and
Increase income limits for prescription assistance so more Pennsylvania
Give every working Pennsylvanian a safe and easy way to save for a
Promote financial security and dignity for every Pennsylvanian when they
reach old age.
Pennsylvania is a place we are all proud to call home. It's the people of Pennsylvania who work hard to make our state great. House Democrats want to grow our economy and create good jobs that support families, expand opportunities and protect people's financial future and ensure a fair and equitable economy. Here's how:
Support small businesses so they succeed and create more jobs.
Build out infrastructure and install high-speed internet across Pennsylvania, in rural and urban areas.
Clean up abandoned industrial sites to attract new businesses and jobs.
Match work-force development efforts to the jobs Pennsylvania businesses need to fill.
Keep young people in Pennsylvania to work and raise their families.
Guarantee workplaces free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
When we invest in the foundations of our communities, like education, we thrive. We want to give our kids a great start in life, with quality schools that prepare them for a life of learning. We want to give workers access to the education, skills and training needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Here's how:
Make higher education and training more affordable for everyone.
Provide workers with the skills they need for today's in-demand
Help adults finish the education and training they need for good jobs
and stable careers.
Reduce student debt and help young adults purchase their first
Provide a quality education, from Pre-K to college to workforce skills
and training for adults.
Pennsylvania loses millions of dollars to tax breaks that powerful special interests put in the tax code. Corporations and the wealthy are leaving hard working Pennsylvanians with the bill. Pennsylvanians know you can’t get something for nothing. To afford all the things we need, it takes a sensible approach. House Democrats have a plan to clean up our tax code, so everyone will pay their fair share and we can make the necessary investments for the future of Pennsylvania. Here's how:
Pass a fair severance tax like every other natural gas state has.
Base people's taxes on what they can afford to pay.
Reduce property taxes for homeowners by ending the free ride for gas drillers.
Reduce income inequality by treating all types of income equally for tax purposes.
End big-business tax credits that don't help working people and small businesses.
Everyone should pay their fair share; eliminate tax loopholes for big corporations.