Issues 2017: What Would You Do?
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1. Adopting a state budget that contains no tax increases.
2. Raising Pennsylvania’s personal income tax rate to 3.99% if the increase is applied exclusively to reducing school property taxes.
3. Raising Pennsylvania’s sales tax to 6.5% if the increase is applied exclusively to reducing school property taxes.
4. Enacting another tax on natural-gas extraction on top of the impact fee passed four years ago, knowing the tax largely will be passed on to consumers.
5. Permitting the sale of beer, wine and spirits in grocery stores on a takeout basis.
6. Permitting the sale of beer, wine and spirits in convenience stores on a takeout basis.
7. Legalizing the smoking of marijuana for general use.
8. Legalizing the use of marijuana extracts for specific medical applications.
9. Legalizing online/Internet-based casinos and gambling.
10. Establishing English as the official language of all public sector activities, excepting immediate health and safety considerations. [Note: This proposal would not regulate or restrict the personal and/or private spheres of an individual’s life.]
11. Requiring a background check on individuals seeking to buy guns at gun shows.
12. Enrolling future (i.e., “new”) public sector employees in defined contribution (401k-style) pension plans rather than the existing defined benefit plans.
13. Allowing public sector labor unions to collect their membership dues via voluntary paycheck deductions agreed to by a public employee.
14. Allowing the state budget to fund some family planning services and programs for lower income families.
15. Essentially 35 percent of the state’s budget goes to fund preK-12 public education.
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