House lawmakers outline new initiative: Plan for Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, today joined his colleagues in the House to urge legislators on the other side of the aisle to move forward with their Plan for PA, which advances the values of working, middle-class families in Pennsylvania. The four components of policies and legislation discussed are putting people first, creating good jobs, providing quality schools and establishing fair taxes.

Hanna said members of the House Democratic Caucus share common beliefs that match the values and needs of Pennsylvania families and small businesses.

"Pennsylvania's economy is stagnating while our working people, middle-class families and small businesses lose ground," Hanna said. "House Democrats are offering a plan that puts people first by embracing a core set of values and policy choices the people of Pennsylvania want government to focus on.”

The House Democratic Plan for PA features four components:

  • A People First Plan for PA that protects the safety, health, financial security, and dignity and opportunity that every Pennsylvanian deserves, not just those at the top.

  • A Jobs Plan for PA that attracts good jobs that support families, moves the economy forward, expands opportunities for working people, and protects the financial security of the middle class.

  • A Quality Schools Plan for PA that gives every child access to a safe school and a quality education, and allows adults to gain the skills and training they need to do the jobs businesses are looking to fill. 

  • A Fair Taxes Plan for PA that eases the tax burden on working people and homeowners and prevents corporations and the wealthy from exploiting the middle class. Corporations and the wealthy should pay their fair share to support schools, public health and safety, and community resources.

Hanna said the Plan for PA will attract good jobs and move our economy forward for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

“We will ease the burden on working people and small businesses with a tax system where everyone pays their fair share. We will support quality schools and an education system that prepare students for a lifetime of learning and workers for the good jobs that support their families. And, we will put people first by promoting health and safety, dignity, financial security and quality of life for every Pennsylvanian.

“This is a commonsense plan and one that we hope all legislators will embrace,” Hanna said.

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