The billion dollar annual revenue projection a severance tax is highly unlikely, particularly, with gas prices being where they are currently. This billion dollar number is just an estimate and not realistic. I continue to be very concerned that any severance tax in PA will harm the natural gas industry. This will result in a loss of jobs. We need more manufacturing, not less.
PA DEP Secretary recruiting a group of stakeholders to recommend guidelines for future construction of pipelines in PA.
There continues to be a shortage in some of the high technology jobs, particularly, software development. This program might be very helpful.
Workforce programs should continue to promote diversity, particularly, in key trades and manufacturing jobs where shortages are anticipated in the next decade.