The PA Chamber urges the legislature and Governor to work collaboratively toward enactment of a responsible, on-time budget, while understanding that all opportunities for cost-savings and other reforms should be exhausted before new or higher taxes are considered. The PA Chamber supports efforts to fairly address the unfunded liability in the state pension systems and provide for the long-term solvency of these programs.
Act 5 of 2017 was a critical step toward right-sizing Pennsylvania’s unsustainable public pension systems. The law reflects the Commonwealth’s changing workforce demographics, and better meets the needs of current and future generations of workers by being much more portable and flexible.
The PA Chamber believes that cooperation among counties and municipalities is part of what is needed to foster more functional and effective local government. The PA Chamber supports efforts and legislation to help ease the financial burden municipalities face
The PA Chamber advocates for responsible state budgets that make wise investments and set the Commonwealth on a path toward fiscal prosperity.