– The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has already proven beneficial to the American people. To ensure Pennsylvanians are reaping all the benefits of this tax-decreasing and job-promoting law, Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) will be joined by members of the York County delegation to the state General Assembly; federal officials, including U.S. Rep. Scott Perry (R-4); small business owners; and economic policy experts for a legislative forum on the matter.
The forum will be held in Yorkview Hall at York College, 441 Country Club Road
, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 1:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.
“The act is expected to add 215,000 jobs in 2018, and 1,443,000 cumulative full-time equivalent jobs by 2025,” Grove said. “Pennsylvanians have already witnessed some benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act through higher take-home pay and reduced utility bills. This forum will explore additional ways the state and its residents can take full advantage of the benefits from this act.”
Just after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, Grove issued a letter to the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) asking it to explore savings utility companies received through lower tax rates and urged the commission to require the companies to pass the savings onto consumers. The PUC ordered nearly 20 major electric, natural gas, and water and wastewater utilities to return more than $400 million to consumers.
“This is just one benefit of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Government entities, from the local level to the state, are also expected to see savings just through the action of the PUC,” Grove said. “We must ensure state government is properly utilizing this important act to the fullest extent.”
Representative Seth Grove
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross