Will focus on getting money to the classroom so students receive a quality education and teachers have the tools they need to succeed.
Says education needs to be funded if Pennsylvania is going to be competitive on the national and global levels. He said cutting education by $1 billion two years in a row “is wrong.”
Will use his business experience to bring back blue-collar manufacturing jobs to the area; this will be his top priority, so we can say “Made in Luzerne County.”
Education is key to future jobs; re-structure the state’s corporate tax to make Pennsylvania more attractive to businesses looking to relocate.
Will fight to lower Pennsylvania’s corporate tax rate and reduce cumbersome regulations to spur business growth. He will work to ease the burden on property owners.
Wants to reform the state corporate net income tax to attract new jobs to Pennsylvania. He said the tax needs to be lowered.
Favors reducing or eliminating property taxes; he favors raising the sales tax and would dedicate part of it to education.
A sponsor of House Bill 1776, which changes the state tax code, increases the sales tax and other taxes and allows school districts to impose an earned income or personal income tax to fund education.
Will face the Marcellus Shale industry head-on; he said the gas drilling companies need to pay their fair share and protect the environment.
Said the state “missed the boat” on taxing the gas industry; he said the state must assure its towns are protected.
Will work to protect roads, bridges, the environment and support
providing the training to meet the demands of industry and business in the 21st century.
Roads and bridges are critical to the state’s economy; by assuring they are maintained, jobs will be added and sustained.