The severance tax proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf is a very bad idea, says Rep. Stephen Bloom and ignores the reality that we’re already “taxing the frackers.”
Over the past six years, communities throughout our Commonwealth have been reenergized. Once desolate main streets now gush with commerce. Struggling small businesses— the family-owned corner store and the auto repair shop just off the square —thrive again, and new enterprises keep bubbling up. An economic miracle has put families back to work and pumped jobs and hope to residents who hadn’t tasted the opportunity for prosperity in generations.