Small Business to Testify Against PA Senate Tax Hikes

Say added cost of natural gas, electric and phones would stifle business and hiring

The General Assembly’s Taxpayers Caucus is holding a hearing in York County tomorrow, Tuesday, August 1, from 12:30 to 3:00 pm, in advance of House consideration of the Senate bill to fund the 2017-2018 budget. Two small business owners will testify before lawmakers about the negative impact of that recently passed Senate bill which raises taxes on electricity, natural gas, and phone service.

The plan especially hurts manufacturers because they use large amounts of energy. It puts a big hit on any small business or consumer using natural gas, due to the 5.7-percent increase on that commodity. The Senate proposal will hinder small business growth and impact job creation.

NFIB member Tom Ryan, whose family owns of Motor Technologies, Inc. of York, is one of the small business members testifying.

To learn more about Motor Technologies click here for a company profile on the NFIB website.

Hearing information:
PA Legislature’s Taxpayer’s Caucus Hearing
Fairview Township Fire Company, 340 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland
12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
For hearing information Contact the district office for:
Rep. Seth Grove’s 717-767-3947
Rep. Dawn Keefer 717-432-0792
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system.