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Jim Christiana on Energy & Oil

 

 


Cut spending, cut taxes

Reprioritizing spending, consolidating government programs and no broad-based tax increases sounds like the start of a state budget I could get behind. The spending increases the governor proposed cannot be fulfilled with our current revenue outlook and would require tax increases of some kind. We must focus on finding innovative ways to deliver services, reduce spending and address the cost drivers that already take way too much money out of our taxpayers' hard-earned paychecks.
Source: Comments on 2017 Pennsylvania State of the State speech , Jul 2, 2017

Tax credits for oil means jobs

In the 2011-12 legislative session, Jim introduced historic legislation aimed at securing a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania. His efforts led to Shell's decision to build the first petrochemical plant in the northeast portion of the United States in Beaver County, bringing with it more than 7,500 new jobs. Jim's legislation, the Pennsylvania Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit, provides earned incentives to any company that builds a petrochemical plant in the Commonwealth. This tax credit helped spur economic revitalization and long-term job growth in western Pennsylvania and across the state.
Source: 2018 Pennsylvania Senatorial website RepChristiana.com , Jul 2, 2017

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