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PA Manufacturers' Assn.

    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!

    Business in Pennsylvania IS Our Business!
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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

    Business in Pennsylvania IS Our Business!
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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

    The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
    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

    The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association
    225 State Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
    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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