House Democrats’ Plan For PA puts people first

‘New way forward’ highlights good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes

HARRISBURG, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, today rallied House Democrats as they rolled out their Plan For Pa, a new way forward for Pennsylvania that emphasizes good jobs, quality schools and fair taxes.

“Putting people first means working for fair opportunities for all families,” said Bizzarro as he kicked off a morning Capitol news conference. “The majority Republicans have proven time and time again that they are incapable of leading and producing substantive policies that benefit all Pennsylvanians.

“While they prefer to continue to play hyper-partisan political games that are crippling our commonwealth, we intend to counter their incompetence with the Plan For PA and put Pennsylvanians back to work,” Bizzarro said. “Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, wealthy, middle-class, or barely making it, our Plan For PA delivers for you and your family, now, and for generations to come.”

Bizzarro said the comprehensive policy strategy stands in stark contrast to the tired, ideology-driven partisanship currently hindering the commonwealth from moving forward.

“Plan For PA gets to the heart of the matter, focusing on family-supporting jobs with fair wages and benefits, quality education regardless of where you live and tax fairness across the board,” Bizzarro said. “We’re putting Pennsylvanians first while growing the economy through strategic policies and investments.

“Our plan helps everyday Pennsylvanians,” said Bizzarro, noting that details of the Plan For PA are available at

Bizzarro was joined by House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody and over two dozen House members representing a wide swath of the commonwealth.

The House Democrats said Plan For PA charts a new course that fights for fair taxes across the board, affordable health care, living wages, retirement options, world-class education regardless of zip code and workforce development."