Senator Michele Brooks stressed the need for the state to partner with job creators to aggressively promote a strong job climate while also considering the negative impact of overregulation on small businesses and family farms during a Thursday meeting with Governor Tom Wolf.
“We had a very good discussion regarding issues that are important to the people of the 50th District,” Senator Brooks said. “Certainly, a top priority is strengthening our local economy. We must continue to move forward to work with job creators, and state government should be a partner in those efforts, not an obstacle.”
Senator Brooks stressed to the Governor that overregulation and a regressive state tax structure are not conducive to economic growth in the Commonwealth as well as the importance of eliminating the inheritance tax and the affordability of higher education.
“I wanted to emphasize to the Governor the importance of putting common sense back into government, including when it relates to small businesses and family-owned farms,” Senator Brooks said. “We should be working hand-in-hand with them, not against them.”
Understanding that our children are our future, Senator Brooks also discussed state education funding with the Governor. “Many of our local school districts rely on the Commonwealth for a substantial amount of their revenues,” she said. “Any new funding formula could have the potential to harm our local schools and I felt it was important for the Governor to understand those concerns as well as becoming more familiar with schools in the northwest and rural Pennsylvania.”
Senator Brooks was delighted to have an opportunity to sit down and discuss with the Governor these important issues. “As the Senator representing the 50th Senatorial District I look forward to working with other members of the General Assembly and the new administration to solve the many issues that are facing the Commonwealth,” Senator Brooks said.
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