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Issue Position: Jobs

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"We've taken the first steps toward economic recovery and job growth by changing the way Pennsylvania treats job creators, but there is more to be done. Making our state more competitive in the national jobs marketplace is the key to future growth, and that's exactly what I am working to do. "

Making Jobs and Economic Growth a Top Priority

For far too long, state government treated job creators, entrepreneurs and businesses as adversaries instead of as the core of our economic engine. The result was businesses and the jobs they create fleeing to other, more business-friendly states. As Representative, Joe has kept his promise to change how we treat job creators to help get our economy back on track.

A More Business Friendly Environment

Joe supported important reforms to our state's tort system, workers' compensation system, and business tax structure that make them more fair, affordable and predictable for job creators to locate or remain in Pennsylvania -- meaning more jobs for our families. He also fought to make business taxes more fair for citizens as well by voting to close the Delaware Loophole.

Supporting Investment in Job Creators

oe voted for important initiatives like the Angel Investor Tax Credit that will help spark private investment in hi-tech and other industries that will drive job growth in the future. He also supported bipartisan efforts to attract new manufacturing to our state.

Looking Ahead

Joe knows that these are only the first steps and our state needs to continue its efforts to become more competitive in attracting jobs. He will continue to work for tax structure changes that put our state in-line with others, regulatory reforms that protect our people while providing fair and uniform oversight, and more.


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