Pennsylvania House Democrats have a plan to level the playing field, a plan that works for everyone, where the path to opportunity is clear and accessible. Together we can build a strong and growing middle class.

Pennsylvania House Democrats have a Plan for PA, a New Way Forward that puts People First with Good Jobs, Quality Schools and Fair Taxes.

Fair taxes mean lower taxes

(Mar 07, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

Do you pay taxes? Would you be upset to learn you're paying more than your share because many corporations are using teams of accountants and attorneys to take advantage of legal loopholes here and in other states to avoid paying their taxes? It's true. Big corporations have spent years h ... READ MORE

#Prepared4PA with the #Plan4PA.

(Feb 23, 2018) Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus

While hundreds of state-system college students rallied at the Capitol Thursday to highlight the importance of Pennsylvania’s public colleges, the House Appropriations Committee on Monday kicked off three weeks of public hearings on Gov. Tom’s Wolf’s proposed 2018-19 budget. The g ... READ MORE


Stay up-to-date on the Plan4PA
People First Plan for PA
Put People First Plan For PA: A New Way 


House Democrats know that it’s the people of Pennsylvania who are the engine of this economy and who make this state great. Over the last year we've seen attacks on our healthcare, retirement security and ability to receive a fair return on our work. Working and middle-class families struggle while powerful special interests get the breaks. Our political system is too influenced by money over people. Together we will end the influence of wealthy special interests and make sure Pennsylvanians are put first. Here's how:

  • Ensure that everyone who works full time earns a living wage.
  • All working people in Pennsylvania should earn equal pay for equal work.
  • Make sure working parents have safe, affordable care for their children.
  • Promote strong families and a strong economy with affordable health care for everyone.
  • Give people the power they need to manage their own health care and health records.
  • Increase income limits for prescription assistance so more Pennsylvania seniors qualify.
  • Give every working Pennsylvanian a safe and easy way to save for a secure retirement.
  • Promote financial security and dignity for every Pennsylvanian when they reach old age.
Learn more about the People First Plan4PA
Click here
Good Jobs Plan for PA
Jobs Plan For PA:0A New Way Forward

Pennsylvania is a place we are all proud to call home. It's the people of Pennsylvania who work hard to make our state great. House Democrats want to grow our economy and create good jobs that support families, expand opportunities and protect people's financial future and ensure a fair and equitable economy. Here's how:

  • Support small businesses so they succeed and create more jobs.
  • Give entrepreneurs access to the low cost loans they need to start new businesses.
  • Clean up abandoned industrial sites to attract new businesses and jobs.
  • Match work-force development efforts to the jobs Pennsylvania businesses need to fill.
  • Keep young people in Pennsylvania to work and raise their families.
Learn more about the Good Jobs Plan4PA
Click here
Quality Schools Plan for PA
Education Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

When we invest in the foundations of our communities, like education, we thrive. We want to give our kids a great start in life, with quality schools that prepare them for a life of learning. We want to give workers access to the education, skills and training needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Here's how:

  • Make higher education and training more affordable for everyone.
  • Provide workers with the skills they need for today's in-demand jobs.
  • Help adults finish the education and training they need for good jobs and stable careers.
  • Reduce student debt and help young adults purchase their first home.
  • Provide a quality education, from Pre-K to college to workforce skills and training for adults.
Learn more about the Quality Schools Plan4PA
Click here
Fair Taxes Plan for PA
Fair Taxes Plan For PA: A New Way Forward

Pennsylvania loses millions of dollars to tax breaks that powerful special interests put in the tax code. Corporations and the wealthy are leaving hard working Pennsylvanians with the bill. Pennsylvanians know you can’t get something for nothing. To afford all the things we need, it takes a sensible approach. House Democrats have a plan to clean up our tax code, so everyone will pay their fair share and we can make the necessary investments for the future of Pennsylvania. Here's how:

  • Pass a fair severance tax like every other natural gas state has.
  • Base people's taxes on what they can afford to pay.
  • Reduce property taxes for homeowners by ending the free ride for gas drillers.
  • Reduce income inequality by treating all types of income equally for tax purposes.
  • End big-business tax credits that don't help working people and small businesses.
  • Everyone should pay their fair share; eliminate tax loopholes for big corporations.
Learn more about the Fair Taxes Plan4PA
Click here


Questions or comments? Let us know!