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PMA Applauds High Court Decision on Obama Power Plan

The Supreme Court of the United States halted the implementation of the "Clean Power Plan" yet the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continues to fast track a state implementation plan. The decision on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 does not permit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to move forward with official state implementation plans related to the "Clean Power Plan." PMA testified on numerous occasions warning of this very circumstance we find ourselves in today as we stated:

Going the Distance For Business Competitiveness

By: David N. Taylor
January 6, 2016
Opinion Editorial 

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 days later when officials discovered she rode the subway to the finish line.

Manufacturers Endorse Stephens for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: David N. Taylor
Phone: 717-232-0737

MANUFACTURERS ENDORSE STEPHENS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

Prosecutor praised by business group as principled, conservative, and effective

PLCB and the Right-to-Know

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently reported that LCB officials insisted the newspaper go through the state’s Right-to-Know process (RTK) for information that was already clearly a matter of public record. Reporter Kari Andren asked the LCB’s press secretary for basic information regarding a former employee but board members directed the press office not to release the information unless Andren filed a formal request with the state’s Right-to-Know office.

Mr. Anton on Pennsylvania Newsmakers

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a business panel with Fred Anton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, and Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, who discuss the prolonged state budget standoff and the upcoming state Supreme Court election.

PMA Comments - Environmental Regulation

PMA COMMENTS: CONGRESSMAN LOU BARLETTA
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION PRESS CONFERENCE 

DAVID N. TAYLOR, PRESIDENT

Tax Plan Vote

To:       Pennsylvania House of Representatives, all members

From:   David N. Taylor, President
             Carl A. Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs

RE:      Tax Plan Vote

Severance Tax Coalition Letter to Governor Wolf

The Severance Tax Coalition recently sent Governor Wolf a letter expressing our opposition to the proposed tax on the natural gas industry. PMA is a member of this coalition. The letter can be viewed in its entirety here: http://www.pachamber.org/advocacy/priorities/energy_environmental/energy...

Pennsylvania's Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan

Carl Marrara's testimony presented to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Pennsylvania's Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Carl is the Vice President, Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. Read the full testimony HERE.