3:44 PM Eastern - Thursday, June 10, 2010

SEIU Pennsylvania: "Dear Senator, Whose Side Are You On?"

On Monday, June 7th, nearly two hundred nursing home caregivers and their allies from across the state gathered near the State Capitol and the headquarters of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association and the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania to demand that Pennsylvania require big energy corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

Pennsylvania faces a $1.3 billion budget deficit in the next two years without new sources of revenue to pay for services statewide. SEIU Healthcare PA members helped remind Pennsylvania lawmakers of the choice before them: close tax loopholes that allow Exxon and other energy companies to shirk their fair share of taxes OR cut essential care and services for nursing home residents and other communities in our state.

Read more at SEIU Healthcare PA's website.


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