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PA Manufacturers' Assn.

    Wed, January 10, 2018

    Wolf Administration Thwarts Pro-Growth Tax Relief

    Business in Pennsylvania IS our business

    Wolf Administration Seeks to Thwart
    Pro-growth Tax Relief for PA Employers

    In the ...

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    Wed, December 20, 2017

    Arguments Against Shale Tax Remain

    Business in Pennsylvania IS our business

    Political Climates Change But Arguments Against Shale Tax Remain the Same

    The House came ...

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    Thu, November 16, 2017

    PA Refinery Jobs Threatened

    Shock Waves from Renewable Fuel Credit Threaten Pennsylvania Refinery Jobs

    A rare alliance of top elected officials from both parties, including two former ...

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    Fri, November 03, 2017

    Frederick W. Anton, III 1934-2017

    It is with profound sorrow that the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association must announce the death of our patriarch and longtime leader Frederick W. Anton III, Chairman of PMA’s Board of ...

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    Thu, November 02, 2017

    Workers Real Winners in Tax Reform

    Business in Pennsylvania IS our business

    Workers, Not High-Earners, Are the Real Winners with Tax Reform

    President Donald Trump, ...

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    Thu, October 19, 2017

    Repeal of Obama Energy Mandate Cheered

    Early last week, Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the start of the repeal of an Obama energy mandate for power plants. The true goal of the mandate wasn’t lower global ...

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    Thu, October 12, 2017

    Trump Tax Plan Will Spur PA Economy

    Washington, D.C., �" National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) President David Taylor released the following ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    Workers' Comp Reform Needed

    Workers’ Comp Reform Needed to Help Injured Workers and End Trial Lawyer Scam

    State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Berks) suspected something sinister at work when the ...

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    Wed, September 20, 2017

    House Conservatives Produce No Tax Hike Budget Plan

    Defiantly Committed Group of Lawmakers Produced No-Tax-Increase Budget

    A budget caucus of sorts has formed in the House and while the new group isn’t necessarily ...

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    Wed, September 06, 2017

    Criminals to Pay Protest Costs

    Criminals Disguised As Protestors Pay Under Scott Martin Legislation

    Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) has cleverly taken a well-established principle in the ...

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    Wed, August 23, 2017

    State Government Too Broken to Fix

    Business in Pennsylvania IS our business

    State Government Too Broken For Legislature to Fix

    For Rep. Steve Bloom (R-Cumberland), ...

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    Thu, August 10, 2017

    PA Must Change NOW !

    It’s more than just the weather driving people South and West. North Carolina has enjoyed budget surpluses for five straight years. Over the same time, manufacturers there have created hundreds of ...

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    Wed, July 19, 2017

    Zero Emission Credits for Radioactive Waste?

    “Zero emissions credits” for radioactive waste?

    Late last week, a federal judge in Illinois dismissed a lawsuit filed against a one-year-old state law that ...

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    State Government Leaders Rummaging for Funds

    Business in Pennsylvania IS our business

    State Government Leaders Back in Harrisburg ...

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    Fri, June 30, 2017

    Pat Toomey is Saving Medicaid -- Here's How

    I recently read Nick Field's PennLive op-ed -- "Pat Toomey is telling a dangerous lie about Medicaid" -- and was dismayed at the histrionic tone directed at one of our most conscientious ...

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    Thu, September 01, 2016

    Kurt Masser: Putting Government to Work

    Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland) is an endangered species in the genus of elected officials. Before holding office, he was an employer. He made payroll, paid employer and employee taxes, abided by ...

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    Fri, July 22, 2016

    Everyone Wins in State Budget, Except Taxpayers

    All of the Harrisburg power players got what they wanted out of the state budget, leaving Pennsylvania taxpayers with the bill. The public sector unions got to keep their unrivaled, unsustainable ...

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    Wed, July 06, 2016

    Spend First, Revenue Later Budget Stalls

    The General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf are still working towards a budget agreement, which, as of this writing, will likely be finalized in the weeks following the June 30 deadline. While no one ...

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    Thu, June 23, 2016

    PA on Wrong End of Debt, Solvency Ranking

    Spending restraint and opposition to tax hikes by Republican lawmakers over the past five years have likely kept Pennsylvania from entering a fiscal death spiral. A new study by the Mercatus Center ...

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    Tue, June 07, 2016

    'Free the Six Pack' Highlights Need for Privatization

    The General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf are about to apply the old adage — you've got to learn the rules to know how to break them properly. Lawmakers are poised to grant a special liquor ...

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    Thu, May 26, 2016

    PA House Enters Fight Atainst Unfair Trade Practices

    Under the law and for all practical purposes, international trade is Washington's domain. But the dumping of nation-subsidized, below-market steel has become so profound a problem for Pennsylvania ...

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    Wed, May 25, 2016

    PA Steel Industry Faces Challenges

    Pennsylvania has a robust steel industry history, as we truly were and should again be the steel capital of the entire world. Steel from our commonwealth has built some of the most notable landmarks ...

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    Wed, May 04, 2016

    PMA: Toomey for PA

    If Pennsylvania's U. S. Senate race went to the candidate most qualified to promote economic growth and create jobs, it wouldn't be a race at all. Incumbent Republican Pat Toomey is one of the prime ...

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    Thu, April 21, 2016

    Gov. Wolf Gets Civics Lesson

    Governor Wolf evidently missed Civic Class on the days they discussed the separation of powers. In the past few weeks, lawmakers filled in those missed classes by delivering a few lessons of their ...

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    Thu, April 07, 2016

    Fred Anton: Stay Focused on PA Elections

    Fred Anton opened the 2016 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (PLC) in Harrisburg this past weekend with a word of caution: with the presidential election dominating the headlines, don't lose focus ...

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    Thu, March 10, 2016

    PA Credit Rating in Jeopardy

    With three weeks of budget hearings in the books, lawmakers are scheduled to return to session next week with two budgets to complete: the portion of this year's budget blue-lined by Governor Tom ...

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    Wed, February 24, 2016

    Lawmaker Sue Over Watchdog Silencing

    Late last week, two Republican House members filed a legal action against the Wolf Administration for defunding, and later absorbing into the governor's budget office, an independent watchdog ...

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    Thu, February 11, 2016

    Governor Insults Legislators, Demands Higher Taxes

    PMA's FY 2016-17 Budget Proposal Response

    On Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf brazenly scolded House and Senate Republican lawmakers instead of presenting a budget ...

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    Wed, January 20, 2016

    High Court Decision Could Mark End of Union Free Ride

    The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to deliver a crippling blow to public sector unions and their artificially inflated presence in the political arena. The anticipated ruling in Friedrichs v. CTA ...

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    Thu, January 07, 2016

    Going the Distance for Business Competitiveness

    Rosie Ruiz won the Boston Marathon in 1980, shattering the fastest female time record and had hardly broken a sweat when she crossed the finish line. Ms. Ruiz was stripped of her title just eight ...

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    Thu, January 07, 2016

    Rookie Governor Inflicts Pain, Suffering

    For all practical purposes, the General Fund budget signed in part by Governor Wolf in late December was the same one he vetoed in early July. At the time of the signing, he didn't indulge the press ...

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    Mon, December 21, 2015

    Kids Face Scholarship Loss Under 'Education Governor'

    Under current Pennsylvania law, it is solely the responsibility of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to release Educational Improvement Tax Credits (EITC) and the ...

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    Thu, December 03, 2015

    Climate Data Shenanigans from Wolf and Obama

    Pennsylvania is charging ahead with regulations to implement the Obama Administration's master plan to cool down a planet we are told is on the verge of boiling over.

    Twenty-seven states, ...

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    Thu, November 12, 2015

    PMA Bulletin

    Business in Pennsylvania IS Our Business!

    New York Corruption Trial Turns Spotlight On Hefty Legal Fees Related To Asbestos Compensation Trusts

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    Wed, October 28, 2015

    'General Assembly Budget' More Likely

    Legislative sources say that the next move to break Governor Wolf's budget shutdown, now in its 16th week, will be to give the governor a piece of his original state spending plan: a higher ...

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    Thu, October 15, 2015

    Time to Move on From Broad Based Tax Hikes

    Business in Pennsylvania IS Our Business!
    Time to move on... Finally… From Broad-Based Tax Increases

    The Situation

    With dwindling options, ...

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    Wed, September 30, 2015

    Governor Vetoes Emergency Funding

    Governor Tom Wolf vetoed funding approved by the General Assembly to rescue social services, school funding, and other programs stranded by Wolf's state government shutdown. Three months into the ...

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    Thu, September 17, 2015

    Broken Promises of Green Energy Programs

    As lawmakers hold firm against the Wolf tax increase proposals they are also warding off some bad actors that go along with them. A proposed increase in the tax on Marcellus Shale drilling would fund ...

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    Thu, August 27, 2015

    Democrats Reject Social Services Funding

    This week, House Republicans needed just a little Democratic help to fund an array of social services, stranded by the now eight week impasse over a state spending plan. They didn't get it.

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    Fri, August 14, 2015

    PA Wrongly Endorses Carbon Rules

    Sixteen states, with many more on the way, have already banded together to
    pursue legal action to stop the implementation of Barack Obama's "Clean
    Power Plan". Unfortunately, ...

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    Fri, July 31, 2015

    Budget Impasse: What's Next?

    The war of words over the budget impasse continues and, for his part, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) must be getting tired of repeating the obvious, or what should be the ...

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    Thu, July 16, 2015

    Wolf Campaigns for Nation's Biggest Tax Hike

    Two weeks after the June 30 budget deadline, Governor Tom Wolf is on the road pitching the budget plan he first unveiled in early March. He's standing by his plan despite a series of embarrassing ...

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    Thu, July 02, 2015

    Wolf Vetoes Budget: Pushes Tax Hikes

    To protect the special interests of public employee unions, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a $30 billion 2015-2016 General Fund budget approved this week by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. The ...

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    Mon, June 22, 2015

    Make Debt Reduction Part of Budget

    Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) rightly says this budget season presents a perfect opportunity for the General Assembly to reduce public debt. Stephens is spurred by more than just a commitment to ...

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    Wed, June 03, 2015

    Vote of 'No Confidence' on Wolf Tax Plan

    On Monday, the House wasted no time dismissing, on a 0-193 vote, Governor Tom Wolf's entire budget proposal, including his massive tax increase scheme.

    Afterwards, the governor called the ...

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    Thu, May 07, 2015

    We All Lose Under Wolf Tax Proposals

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    Wed, April 22, 2015

    House Votes to End Labor Threats

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    225 State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Contact: David N. Taylor

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    Wed, April 08, 2015

    Pension Reform a Must

    The Republican-controlled House plans to take up a pension reform bill in early to mid-May, caucus sources say. The vote will set the stage for working with a Senate Republican majority that is ...

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    Mon, March 30, 2015

    PMA Perspective Profiles State Budget

    This week on PMA Perspective

    In this episode we continue to examine the Pennsylvania state budget as proposed by Governor Tom Wolf. The program begins with the ...

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    Thu, March 26, 2015

    Underwriting Green Energy Projects Doesn't Pay

    Tom Steyer's money can be enormously influential. The billionaire environmental activist is the single most powerful force behind the stymieing of the Keystone XL pipeline project.

    In ...

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    Thu, March 05, 2015

    Budget: Starting from Scratch

    Concluding that Governor Tom Wolf's budget plan is "not based in reality," Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) said the General Assembly is "going to have to start from ...

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    Fri, February 27, 2015

    Legislation to End Union Violence

    Business in Pennsylvania IS Our Business!

    ** Legislation Striking Crimes Code Carve-Out Protecting Union Intimidation ...

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    Thu, February 12, 2015

    Pipeline Project a 'Godsend'

    An ordinary air permit process for a pump station to an underground natural gas line in Lebanon County is getting extraordinary attention. Nearly 500 people asked the Department of Environmental ...

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    Fri, January 30, 2015

    Conviction Breakthrough in Efforts to End Union Violence

    The conviction last week of former Ironworkers boss Joseph Dougherty on federal criminal charges is being heralded by business leaders as no less than the beginning of the end of organized labor ...

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    Mon, January 19, 2015

    Tom Corbett: An Appreciation

    In his four statewide campaigns for public office, Tom Corbett presented himself as the candidate who would make the tough decisions and do the right thing. As he now concludes a decade of public ...

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    Thu, December 18, 2014

    Senate GOP Issues Promising Statement on Jobs

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    Wed, December 10, 2014

    PMA: Concern Grows Over Power Supply

    Business Advocates Express Concern in the Wake of Peak Power Usage Record

    Record demand for electricity has raised concerns in the business community over the ...

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    Thu, December 04, 2014

    House GOP in Good Hands

    On November 4th, the Pennsylvania electorate turned right and included in the General Assembly's sweep a more conservative Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A week later those lawmakers in turn ...

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    Fri, November 14, 2014

    Opportunity Knocks for GOP

    The president's infatuation with his perception of social and economic progress requires a lot more power than the Constitution affords the White House. The results of the mid-term elections ...

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    Tue, November 11, 2014

    Scott Perry on PMA Perspective

    This week on PMA Perspective

    In this "Veterans Day 2014" special episode, NFIB's Suzanne Collins travels to Tri-M Group in Kennett Square, PA to gain ...

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    Wed, October 22, 2014

    Poll Finds Concern Over EPA Regs

    For Immediate Release
    Brittany Foster - 717-712-3482
    David Taylor (PMA) - 717-649-6980

    EPA ...

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    Wed, September 10, 2014

    The EPA's Unchecked Agenda

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the leading bad actor in what American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Scholar, Benjamin Zycher, calls the "metastasis of the executive ...

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    Wed, August 27, 2014

    Bryan Cutler: The Collaborative Conservative

    Rep. Bryan Cutler's (R-Lancaster) ice bucket challenge for ALS research may be the most heartfelt in the nation. Both his parents developed the rare and deadly disease while he and his sister were ...

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    Thu, August 14, 2014

    PMA Profile: Michelle Brooks

    Rep. Michelle Brooks Brings Power to the People the Old Fashioned Way...Jobs
    For Rep. Michelle Brooks (R-Crawford, ...

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    Mon, August 11, 2014

    PMA: Wolf Commercial on Manufacturing Misses the Mark


    "Manufacturing is the engine that ...

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    Thu, July 31, 2014

    PMA Profile: Warren Kampf

    Warren Kampf Brings Passion for Job Growth, Education to State House

    Rep. ...

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    Thu, July 24, 2014

    PMA Perspective: American Economic Strengths

    This week on PMA Perspective

    In this episode we examine American economic strengths, but also some looming
    threats to our continued prosperity. Carl Marrara ...

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    Mon, July 14, 2014

    In Their Own Interest

    Governor Tom Corbett confronted the state's most powerful special interest when he asked lawmakers to send him, as part of the budget, bills reforming public pensions and privatizing liquor sales. ...

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    Thu, June 26, 2014

    Budget: Lawmakers Have Three Clear Choices

    State lawmakers are in the thick of the frenzy of patching together a spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. Enacting a budget is a formidable task that entails long, tense ...

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    Thu, June 12, 2014

    One Third of Potential Hires Fail/Refuse Drug Test


    HARRISBURG, PA, June 11, 2014 -- One-third of all ...

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    Wed, June 04, 2014

    Chinese Cyber Theft Massive Problem for U.S. Economy

    The People's Liberation Army isn't going to hand over five of their officers who were recently indicted by the U.S. Attorney General for cyber stealing the secrets of five Pittsburgh-based companies ...

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    Tue, June 03, 2014

    Power Plant Rules Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

    NAM/US Chamber:
    Existing Power Plant Rule Threatens U.S. Competitiveness

    Media Contact: Jamie Hennigan | NAM | (202) 637-3090 |

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    Thu, May 22, 2014

    I Got You Babe!

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    Thu, May 08, 2014

    Stop Dumping Foreign Steel

    Steel Industry, Workers Urge Commerce Department to Stop Dumping of Foreign Steel

    American steel producers and the United Steelworkers (USW) are working together to ...

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    Thu, April 24, 2014

    Transparency, Openness and Accountability

    State lawmakers and Attorney General Kathleen Kane had distinct and telling responses to a Philadelphia Inquirer report that four House members accepted cash gifts in a sting operation. The House and ...

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    Thu, April 10, 2014

    Strong Showing for Corbett at PLC

    PMA Newsletter

    Governor Tom Corbett earned praise last Friday from the "dean" of the conservative movement in Pennsylvania. Emphasizing the ...

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    Wed, March 05, 2014

    Benefits of Multi-Modal Funding

    The January 20 derailment of five rail cars carrying crude oil through Philadelphia turned out to be a minor blip in media reports. Thanks to safety procedures of CSX railroad, the oil was contained ...

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    Thu, February 20, 2014

    Setting the Record Straight on Corbett Education Funding

    A central focus of Governor Corbett's recent budget address was investment in education. However, many of the governor's most vocal opponents often refer to his record on education funding as ...

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    Wed, February 05, 2014

    PMA Statement on Corbett Budget Address

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    Thu, January 30, 2014

    Job Creators Welcome Corbett Energy Plan

    Governor Tom Corbett's energy plan is once again making Pennsylvania an attractive place to do business. His "Energy=Jobs" plan combines the use of our vast energy resources with a ...

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    Mon, January 27, 2014

    PMA: Stop Taxpayer Funding of Politics

    PMA calls for government to stop collecting political money for private groups

    HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association supports House Bill ...

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    Thu, January 16, 2014

    PMA Perspective Launches on PCN

    "PMA Perspective" Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

    PMA Perspective: Airs Sunday, January 19 on PCN @ 5:30PM

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    Wed, December 18, 2013

    U.S./Canada Relationship is Unique

    Prosperity and Security: Canada/US Relationship is Unique in World History
    The War of 1812 was more than just a punctuation of our independence from England. The war led to the blossoming of an ...

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    Wed, November 20, 2013

    Toomey Reaches Across Aisle for Jobs Bill

    Efforts in Congress to improve our economy are in danger of being sidelined by the partisan stalemate in Washington. One recently introduced bill would amend the federal tax code by improving cash ...

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    Wed, November 06, 2013

    COST Upgrades PA's Fiscal Report Card

    PA Improves from "D" to "A-" Under Corbett's Leadership on Tax Reform
    The commitment by Governor Corbett and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to improve the commonwealth's ...

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    Thu, October 24, 2013

    PA Legislature Limits Debt

    General Assembly Lowers State Borrowing Limit While National Debt Keeps Climbing

    The General Assembly trimmed the debt ceiling of a capital building program that ...

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    Wed, October 09, 2013

    Labor Reform: 'You Broke It, You Bought It'

    Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold and holding balanced scales, representing impartiality. But in Pennsylvania, the scales are tipped in favor of organized labor.

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    Wed, September 25, 2013

    No War on Coal?

    The Obama administration is attempting to re-invent America's energy sector by completely eliminating fossil fuels. From the recently-proposed EPA standards for CO2 emissions for new coal-fired power ...

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    Fri, September 20, 2013

    EPA Hits Manufacturers with Double Whammy

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    225 State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Contact: David N. Taylor

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    Wed, September 11, 2013

    Lawmakers Work to Lighten Regulatory Burden

    In 1988, former Democratic presidential candidate and life-long liberal, George McGovern, bought a resort hotel in Connecticut. Two years later the hotel went bankrupt. In a 1991 commentary published ...

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    Thu, August 29, 2013

    Stop Big Labor's Protection Racket

    Philadelphia has New York City construction costs and Cleveland residential and office lease rates. To understand what lurks behind the lopsided building market, consider the travails of Philadelphia ...

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    Wed, August 14, 2013

    Champion of Reform Targets Perks

    State Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) never saw a legislative perk he liked. During his six years in the House, he led the charge to end car leases and pushed to restrict other legislative ...

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    Wed, July 31, 2013

    Death to the Death Tax

    Despite grumbling over what didn't happen this past June, there is at least one major accomplishment that deserves more attention. In the tax code enacted with the General Fund budget, the General ...

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    Thu, July 18, 2013

    Manufacturing Gains New Focus

    The economic power behind a half million manufacturing jobs brought two lawmakers together who, in some ways, couldn't be further apart. State Representative Eli Evankovich (R-54), a Republican from ...

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    Wed, July 03, 2013

    A Third Sensible, On-Time State Budget

    A Third Sensible and On-Time State Budget
    The good news is that the General Assembly sent Governor Corbett a $27.83 billion budget that supports record investment in education, including ...

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    Thu, June 20, 2013

    Time to End Capitol Stock and Franchise Tax

    Have you ever had a nightmare and no matter how many times you try to wake up, it just keeps coming back? Businesses in Pennsylvania that are paying the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax know this ...

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    Wed, June 05, 2013

    Corbett Policies Spur PA Economic Resurgence

    Over the years, Pennsylvania hasn't been an exemplar for job creation and economic growth. A new mindset is in order, according to a study that shows that the pro-growth policies of the Corbett ...

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    Tue, June 04, 2013

    Strong Majority Want Liquor Privatization

    The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
    225 State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Contact: David N. Taylor

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    Wed, May 22, 2013

    PMA: Liability Costs Weaken Global Competitiveness

    American businesses have the highest liability costs in the world by a mile, according to a study from the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The good news is that the results of a poll, also ...

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    Mon, May 20, 2013

    Costa Business Tax Hike: Job Killer

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    Contact: David N. Taylor

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    Wed, May 08, 2013

    Tom Corbett: The More Jobs Governor

    Gaining a political advantage by taking an opponent's remark out of context dates back as far as politics itself. Even politics needs its limits though. Twisting Governor Corbett's recent comments ...

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    Tue, April 30, 2013

    An Open Letter to PA Senators

    RE: Open Letter to all PA Senators: Liquor Privatization Hearing on Social Impacts

    The roster of testifiers at Tuesday's Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing on liquor privatization ...

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    Wed, April 24, 2013

    Manufacturers Given Opportunity to Reinvest

    An innovative policy to stimulate investment in manufacturing now awaits action in the Pennsylvania House. State Rep. Tommy Sankey (R-Clearfield) recently introduced HB 869, which allows smaller ...

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    Wed, March 27, 2013

    Manufacturing Recommendations Taking Shape

    GMAC Recommendations Taking Shape in PA; Over 190,000 Job Openings Posted on PA Website

    On Thursday, March 28, Governor Tom Corbett will be in the Lehigh Valley to announce a campaign to ...

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    Thu, March 14, 2013

    Carbon Tax Blow to Manufacturing

    Just when American manufacturing is starting to flex its muscles again, a movement is underway in Washington to levy a new tax that would stifle that resurgence. Two weeks ago legislation was ...

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    Tue, March 05, 2013

    Carbon Tax Would Wallop PA Economy

    The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
    225 State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
    Contact: David N. Taylor

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    Wed, February 27, 2013

    Corbett Budget Focused on Core Functions

    Over the next two weeks, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will continue holding budget hearings on the proposed FY 2013-14 spending plan Governor Tom Corbett unveiled on February 5. ...

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    Wed, February 06, 2013

    PMA Supports Corbett Budget

    The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association announced its support for Governor
    Corbett's 2013-14 budget.

    "Governor Corbett's budget plan sets the course ...

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    Wed, February 06, 2013

    PMA: Corbett Education Initiative Key to PLCB Privatization

    Last week, Governor Tom Corbett demolished any lingering excuse for why, 80 years after the end of prohibition, Pennsylvania is still in the liquor business. The Governor is proposing that the money ...

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    Tue, January 29, 2013

    Manufacturers Honor Pat Toomey

    CONTACT: Jeff Ostermayer (202) 637-3090

    Washington, D.C., January 28, 2013 — Today, the National Association of Manufacturers ...

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    Wed, January 23, 2013

    It's About Victims, Jobs, and Fairness

    It's About Victims, Jobs, and Fairness!

    Maybe we need to start swearing in lawyers in court and not just witnesses. In certain tort cases, some personal injury ...

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    Thu, January 10, 2013

    Keep on Frack'in

    Here's hoping that British High Court Judge Michael Burton has reason to view and write an opinion on Promised Land, the anti-fracking film Hollywood is serving up for the American viewing public.

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    Wed, December 19, 2012

    EPA Regs Harm Manufacturers

    Whose Job Is It Anyway?

    The EPA is hard at work implementing regulations based on a model that can best be described as smack-down economics. A National Association ...

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    Wed, November 28, 2012

    EPA Regs Will Harm PA Economic Growth

    EPA Regulations Will Severely Harm Pennsylvania's Economic Growth
    New Report Details the Significant Economic Impact of Questionable EPA Regulations on Pennsylvania

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    Thu, November 15, 2012

    Positioned for Marcellus Shale Boom

    Total natural gas resources in the Marcellus Shale far exceed earlier government estimates, according to recent studies by two financial firms, Standard ~Poor's and ITG Investment Research. The news ...

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    Wed, August 22, 2012

    PMA Applauds Manufacturing Council Report

    Contact: David N. Taylor,
    Executive Director
    Phone: 717-232-0737

    For Immediate Release

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    Wed, February 08, 2012

    Manufacturers Praise Corbett Budget

    Governor's budget plan continues long-term effort
    to right-size state government and improve competitiveness, PMA says

    February 7, 2012 — (HARRISBURG) ...

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    Tue, September 20, 2011

    Union Power Agenda Behind Hershey Labor Unrest

    Much has been written about the so-called foreign student protests in Hershey.

    As a small group of professional union activists and left-wing academics travel ...

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    Tue, June 28, 2011

    Manufacturers Hail First Step to Legal Reform

    HARRISBURG -- (June 28, 2011) Ending almost a decade of delay by Pennsylvania's litigation industry, Governor Tom Corbett today signed into law the Fair Share Act, which reforms the Deep Pockets Rule ...

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    Mon, March 07, 2011

    Manufacturers Applaud Tax Change

    HARRISBURG — (March 5, 2011) Pennsylvania's manufacturing employers thanked Gov. Tom Corbett for his decision to extend to state businesses President Obama's accelerated depreciation rules. ...

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    Thu, July 08, 2010

    'Cap ~Trade' Would Hammer PA Manufacturing

    For Immediate Release, July 8, 2010
    Contact: David N. Taylor, 717 232 0737


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    Mon, August 10, 2009

    Rendell's Bad Faith Budget

    As he serves out his final months in office, Governor Ed Rendell has accomplished something I didn't think was possible: he has made the public policy debate in Harrisburg even more political, ...

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    Mon, July 27, 2009

    In Their Own Backyards

    My wife says I buy too many newspapers. That's probably true. I'm guaranteed two a day and often pick up two or three others. At the end of the week I usually have three weekly papers and where I ...

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    Mon, June 01, 2009

    Manufacturers Salute Senate's Fiscally Responsible Budget

    PMA praises PA Senate leaders for courageous pro-growth, pro-taxpayer stand

    (Harrisburg) May 6, 2009 —The $27.3 billion balanced budget approved 30 to 20 by ...

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    Fri, January 30, 2009

    CompetePA Coalition Calls for PA Stimulus Package for Business

    HARRISBURG, Pa., January 29, 2009 — With little more than a week remaining until Governor Ed Rendell's 2009-2010 budget address to the General Assembly, CompetePA is calling for state leaders ...

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    Mon, October 13, 2008

    Reform Coming to Harrisburg, One Way or Another

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

    After decades of dominating life in the state capitol, two of Harrisburg's political titans may be heading to the slammer.

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