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Education Funding In Pennsylvania: Myth Versus Fact

There have been two major myths that have been perpetuated in the past several months. Below are the myths, and the real facts.

Myth: A billion dollars in education funding was cut by Republicans

Natural Gas Tax Would Stifle Jobs and Economy

Study: New severance tax would stifle job growth and economic benefits of Pennsylvania’s energy development

PMA's Budget Reaction

PMA's David Taylor provides an initial reaction to Governor Wolf's FY 2015-16 budget proposal.

Economic Benefits of Mariner East Pipeline

Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Statement on Economic Benefits of Mariner East Pipeline

Statewide Trade Group Welcomes Positive Economic News Documented by New Pipeline Study

Pennsylvanians Concerned About EPA Power Plant Regs

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CONTACT:
Brittany Foster 717.712.3480
David Taylor 717.649.6980 

NEW POLL FINDS AMERICANS, PENNSYLVANIANS CONCERNED ABOUT PROPOSED EPA POWER PLANT REGULATIONS

Strongest Opposition Voiced in Hardest-Hit States

House Democratic Policy Committee Testimony

TESTIMONY OF DAVID N. TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BEFORE THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC POLICY COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 LYCOMING COLLEGE, WILLIAMSPORT PA

Thanks very much to Chairman Sturla for inviting me to testify today, Rep. Mirabito for hosting, members of the committee for attending, and Executive Director Dawes and his staff for making this event possible.

PMA Special Statement on Tom Wolf Commercial

STATEMENT BY THE PENNSYLVANIA MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION ON SECRETARY TOM WOLF’S TELEVISON COMMERCIAL “IT CAN WORK”

Letter to the Editor: PA's Credit Downgrade

Letter to the Editor: Credit downgrade clear warning Pa. needs to act now on pension crisis

This week’s announcement that Moody’s has downgraded Pennsylvania’s credit rating shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone here in the Keystone State.

For months, financial analysts have been warning lawmakers that the commonwealth’s growing pension deficit was raising serious concerns about the state’s overall fiscal stability.

The Right Way to Grow Tax Revenue

A story that got five seconds on the evening news and just a few paragraphs of ink on page three deserves a lot more attention. The latest figures from the Department of Labor & Industry show that the state’s unemployment level under Governor Tom Corbett now stands at 5.6 percent. It’s the lowest level in the state since 2008; far lower than the national rate of 6.3 percent.

New-Hires Refuse or Fail Drug Tests

One-third of all applicants are ineligible for good-paying jobs in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector due to drug use or drug test avoidance, according to a new study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association and conducted by Tel Opinion Research. The survey of 200 manufacturing business executives focused on their companies’ experience with drug testing and its impact on their workforce. The results indicate drug use by both potential and current workers is a legitimate concern facing the manufacturing sector in Pennsylvania.