Press Releases

PA Must Prioritize the Economy in State Budget

February 08, 2022

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2022-23 budget proposal.   “Governor Wolf’s final budget proposal comes at a time when higher than anticipated revenue collections and an influx of billions of dollars in unspent coronavirus relief funding should be […]

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Reducing the Corporate Net Income Tax is a Win for Pennsylvania Businesses

February 08, 2022

HARRISBURG – The PA Chamber of Business and Industry, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, and The Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Allegheny Conference, today applauded Gov. Tom Wolf’s call to reduce the state’s Corporate Net Income Tax rate, our organizations’ top policy priority. The business community has long advocated for […]

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PA Chamber Applauds Passage Of Legislation Preserving Energy Choice For Businesses And Consumers

January 26, 2022

HARRISBURG – PA Chamber President Gene Barr lauded the passage of House Bill 1947 today, which passed with a bipartisan vote of 118-83 and preserves the right of an individual or business to be served by the utility and energy source of their choosing, whether it be natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, or another option.   “Pennsylvania has a […]

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PA Chamber Opposes President Biden’s Call to Weaken Filibuster

January 11, 2022

The PA Chamber of Business and Industry today opposed President Joe Biden’s support for efforts to undermine minority party rights in the U.S. Senate by weakening the filibuster. The long-standing filibuster rule generally requires legislation to garner 60 votes in order to advance in the U.S. Senate, which is currently divided 50-50 between Democrats and […]

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PA Chamber Releases Statement on 40-Year High Inflation Rate

December 10, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Gene Barr issued the following statement on November’s record-high annual inflation of 6.8 percent announced Friday, the highest since 1982. The U.S. Labor Department also reported Friday that prices rose sharply again in October, up 0.8 percent from October to November. “Our economy is […]

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