On the Hill highlights the PA Chamber’s leading policy priorities at any time throughout the course of the legislative session. These issues could have a significant effect on Pennsylvania’s economic climate and overall competitiveness. Learn more about our top agenda items on behalf of the state’s broad-based business community by selecting from any of the topics below. Each page provides an in-depth analysis of the PA Chamber’s stance on the issue and the ways in which it could impact Pennsylvania’s job creators.
With a 9.99 percent Corporate Net Income Tax Rate (among the highest effective rates in the nation), Pennsylvania’s tax structure leaves a lot to be desired. A major PA Chamber priority continues to be working with elected officials to lower this rate – without any anti-business “strings attached” (such as combined reporting); eliminating the cap on Net Operating Losses; and more.
The PA Chamber is a leading voice against government mandated minimum wage increases. Nonpartisan studies have shown and businesses have reported that these “feel good” policies often lead to reduced employee hours, job loss and a higher cost for goods and services.
The PA Chamber's member-driven 2019 legislative agenda features several key pro-growth policy initiatives.