House Republican EmployPA Agenda Help Grow and Sustain Good-Paying Jobs
HARRISBURG – Pledging to undo the damage of the previous Democrat administration, and aiming to improve job opportunities for Pennsylvanians by leveling the playing field for job creators, House Republicans today announced their top priority, called “EmployPA,” which is aimed at creating more family-sustaining jobs and improving the Commonwealth’s business climate.

“Our priority has always been improving Pennsylvania’s jobs climate,” House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said. “The key to doing that is private sector job growth. EmployPA will make the Commonwealth more economically competitive, enticing more businesses to locate and stay in Pennsylvania.”

The state’s job creation ranking has dropped compared to other states due to the Rendell Administration’s policy of over-regulation and constant push for increased taxes. According to the recent CEO Magazine’s “Best/Worst States for Business,” Pennsylvania ranked 39th – a 12-point drop from 2006.

EmployPA is helping level the playing field for job creators, remove governmental barriers for employers and, ultimately, get people back to work.

“Buying a better economy just doesn’t work. We need to focus on creating an environment that allows our private sector to create jobs on its own and promote initiatives to support them,” Turzai said. “If it makes sense, an employer will choose Pennsylvania. Through
EmployPA, we offer a blueprint for a better jobs climate.”

EmployPA will: 

        • Help unemployed Pennsylvanians return to work by providing innovative ways to 
          connect out-of-work Pennsylvanians. 
        • Make Pennsylvania more competitive creation by improving the state’s business 
          tax climate, continuing lawsuit abuse reforms to end frivolous lawsuits, reducing 
          the cost of doing business, and rewarding businesses that make long-term 
          commitments to create and maintain new jobs in Pennsylvania. 
        • Remove burdensome governmental red tape and barriers to growth by 
          streamlining the permitting process to save businesses time and money.

House Republicans will continue to move forward their agenda to improve the state’s jobs climate throughout the remainder of the legislative session. For more information, visit

State Representative Mike Turzai
28th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Stephen Miskin
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