Pa. Business Council endorses Pileggi

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State Sen. Dominic Pileggi

HARRISBURG —  PEG PAC, the affiliated political action committee of the Pennsylvania Business Council (PBC), today announced its endorsement of the re-election of Senator Dominic Pileggi in Pennsylvania’s 9th Senate District, which includes portions of Chester and Delaware Counties.  In announcing its endorsement, the pro-business group highlighted Senator Dominic Pileggi’s support of a free enterprise, job-creating agenda in the Pennsylvania Senate.

“Throughout out his career, Senator Dominic Pileggi has worked to improve the overall tax and businesses climate in the Commonwealth that is crucial to enabling companies to compete on a global scale and create jobs for Pennsylvania residents,” said David W. Patti, PBC president & CEO who first worked with the lawmaker when Pileggi served as the Mayor of the City of Chester.

Patti cited Senate Majority Leader Pileggi’s record of fighting efforts to increase the size, scope and cost of government; and his leadership against proposals to expand business taxes.  He said Pileggi supported the 15 year transition to deregulated electricity generation that has meant lower energy prices for Pennsylvanians, worked to improve the state’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund for industrial communities like Chester, and fought for the Water and Sewer System Assistance Act that provided $400 million to Pennsylvania for the reconstruction, rehabilitation, extension, and expansion of water and sewer systems.  Just last year, said Patti, Pileggi ensured that joint and several liability reform legislation cleared the Senate and made it to Governor Corbett’s desk to be signed into law.

“Senator Pileggi knows that competitive tax rate, free market public policy, and a fair legal system form the foundation for a strong business environment that will enable our job creators to grow and flourish,” commented Patti.

Patti also praised Pileggi’s work to increase openness and transparency in government – rewriting the state’s 50-year-old Open Records Law, and reforming Senate Rules.

In recent weeks, Pileggi’s provided strong leadership on passage of legislation extending and expanding the state’s Keystone Opportunity Zone program which will encourages business investment in distressed areas of the Commonwealth.

“Senator Pileggi understands the challenges facing the Pennsylvania economy and has been a strong ally of the business community as we work to put more Pennsylvanians back to work and improve the state’s economic vitality,” said Patti.

PEG PAC, founded in 1972 and the state’s oldest pro-business political action committee, seeks to elect candidates for office who offer the best capacity to create and sustain a better Pennsylvania.  PEG PAC supports candidates who are best for the business community without regard to political party membership.  PEG PAC supports candidates for office with financial contributions, campaign consulting, and grassroots action.  For more information on Senator Dominic Pileggi and his campaign for the Pennsylvania Senate, visit his website at www.dominicpileggi.com.  For more information on all Pennsylvania elections see www.pennsylvaniaprosperity.org.

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