Fiscal Matters

 

Since being elected in 2006, Senator Dinniman has refused to take a single per diem, saving taxpayers more than $100,000 in the process. He has also either refused to take or donated to charity any annual pay increase, saying, “I cannot accept a pay increase at the same time families are struggling to make ends meet and local businesses are weathering challenging financial times.”

Dinniman with Phoenixville Mayor Leo Scoda and Kim Cooley, Executive Director of the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce, before the new Veterans Memorial Gay Street Bridge.

Dinniman continues to work to strengthen our economy and reform tax policies that are detrimental to business growth. Did you know that $1 of every $6 in sales income made by Pennsylvania companies goes to companies within Chester and Montgomery counties?

Just as impressively, Chester and Montgomery county companies pay 19 percent of the total wages and salaries earned by Pennsylvanians working in the private sector. These numbers leave no doubt that businesses in our region form the core of Pennsylvania’s economic engine. It’s time that we give them the tools they need to reach their full potential.

Dinniman talks with Ed Breiner, President and CEO of Schramm, during a tour of the company’s West Chester headquarters and plant.

Dinniman is a strong supporter of lowering Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax rate from 9.99 percent to 7.5 percent.  Pennsylvania’s tax on corporations has earned the dubious distinction of being the second highest in the nation, behind only Iowa’s. We must take action to lower the rate drastically to show businesses that we too mean business.

Dinniman is also actively involved in several major transportation projects that are crucial to retaining businesses and attracting jobs to our region. Altogether, PennDOT’s Route 202 Widening Project, the Route 29 slip ramp and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Widening represent an investment of $500 million in our local road system, which in turn is expected to spur at least an additional $1.5 billion in commercial development and the creation of more than 10,000 full-time jobs.

Chester and Montgomery counties are home to many successful businesses and corporations that provide the highly skilled and high-paying jobs that keep our economy humming. Still, we must continue to take steps to attract start-up companies in cutting-edge fields such as the life sciences, information technology and alternative energy, while improving the business climate for years and decades to come. After all, our mutual success and quality of life depend on it.

Dinniman joins local officials in marking the groundbreaking of the Route 29 slip ramp in East Whiteland.

 

 

 

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Category: GeneralVisit to Hope Veterinary Specialists

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November 1, 2014

Presenting a 10th Anniversary Citation to Hope Veterinary Specialists in Malvern.

Visit to Hope Veterinary Specialists

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Category: GeneralChester County Community Foundation Legacy Awards Celebration

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November 3, 2014

Attending the awards celebration at West Chester University's Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre.

Chester County Community Foundation Legacy Awards Celebration

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Category: GeneralElection Day (State Offices Closes)

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November 4, 2014N/A

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Category: General90+ Club Visit to Brandywine Hospital Senior Circle

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November 6, 2014

Presenting birthday certificates to seniors who are 90 years and older as part of the 90+ Club.

90+ Club Visit to Brandywine Hospital Senior Circle

Category: GeneralHome of the Sparrow Fashion Show Event

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November 6, 2014

Attending Home of the Sparrow event at the Desmond in Malvern.

Home of the Sparrow Fashion Show Event

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Category: GeneralOxford Main Street First Friday (Gone to the Dogs) Event

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November 7, 2014

Staff will have table.

Oxford Main Street First Friday (Gone to the Dogs) Event

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Category: GeneralMount Zion AME Church's 200th Anniversary Banquet

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Category: GeneralWest Chester Veterans Day Parade

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November 9, 2014

West Chester Veterans Day Parade

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Category: GeneralVeterans Day (State Offices Closed)

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Category: GeneralState Board of Education Meeting

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November 12, 2014

State Board of Education Meeting

Category: GeneralLegislative Session in Harrisburg

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November 12, 2014

Category: GeneralTuition Account Program (TAP) Advisory Board Meeting

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November 12, 2014

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Category: GeneralState Board of Education Meeting

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November 13, 2014

State Board of Education Meeting

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Category: GeneralVisit to Growing Examples in West Chester

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November 14, 2014

Attend Growing Examples Restorative Justice Program in West Chester.

Visit to Growing Examples in West Chester

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Category: GeneralUniversity of Valley Forge

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November 17, 2014

Visit University of Valley Forge.

University of Valley Forge

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Category: GeneralBasic Education Funding Commission Meeting

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Category: GeneralThanksgiving Day (State Offices Closed)

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Category: GeneralState Offices Closed

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Category: GeneralOxford Main Street Country Christmas

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December 5, 2014

Staff will have table.

Oxford Main Street Country Christmas

Category: GeneralWest Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

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December 5, 2014

District Office at One North Church Street will host a Holiday Open House.

West Chester Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

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