Pennsylvania business leader talks budget, workforce at Greencastle-Antrim chamber

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Gene Barr, president of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and Georgina Cranston, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce executive director, during Barr’s visit to the G-A Chamber on May 16.

On May 16, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr spoke to the Greencastle-Antrim (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce.

During his talk, Barr highlighted the state budget, including the proposed natural gas and oil production severance tax, as well as the current workforce crisis, the question of raising the minimum wage, health care options for small businesses and the potential legalization of recreational marijuana.

Members of the audience took the opportunity to air concerns regarding the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) fee, soon to be enacted by the borough of Greencastle.