State Senator Art Haywood will join Democratic senators and community leaders at a news conference on Wednesday, May 11th to introduce legislation that would begin to reform Pennsylvania’s tax system. Under Pennsylvania’s current tax law, poor citizens are burdened with three times the tax rate of wealthy Pennsylvanians. Middle-income Pennsylvanians pay double the tax rate of the wealthy.

In 2015, Pennsylvania was listed among the “Terrible 10” states for unfair taxation in the nation by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy. The intent of the senators’ legislation is to move Pennsylvania towards a more balanced tax system.

Speakers will include:

  • Senator Art Haywood
  • Senator Vincent Hughes
  • Senator Daylin Leach
  • Senator Larry Farnese
  • Marc Stier, PA Budget and Policy Center & Pennsylvania’s Choice
  • Susan Spicka, Education Voters PA & Pennsylvania’s Choice

Fair Tax Reform News Conference

Wednesday, 11 May

10:30 a.m.

East Wing Rotunda

Capitol Building


Contact: Melissa Ostroff

Phone: 717-787-1427