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End Payroll Deduction of Union Dues

Testimony presented to the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee
in support of House Bill 1507

Presented by:    David N. Taylor, Executive Director

PMA Perspective: PA Revenue

This episode focuses on the revenue side of the budget equation. PMA's Carl Marrara travels to Bellefonte, PA to discuss this the upcoming budget debate with Chairman of the House Finance Committee, Representative Kerry Benninghoff. David Taylor then has a news-maker interview with Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Dan Meuser, to examine why revenue estimates have been lower than expected and what will be done to correct the problem. The episode concludes with President & CEO of PMA, Frederick W. Anton III, giving the "Final Word" on this important topic.

Governor Corbett Continues Reform Agenda

Reforming state government continues to be a big part of Tom Corbett’s agenda. As Attorney General he investigated and prosecuted lawmakers of both parties who used taxpayers’ money and state time for political campaigning, including the “Bonusgate” scandal. In his bid for a second four-year term as governor, he cites past reform accomplishments and additional changes he will pursue over his next term.

The Rising Political Clout of the Leadership Conference

The Rising Political Clout of the Leadership Conference

Pennsylvania’s One of Handful of States With Union Carve-Outs

Ron Miller said that a 2012 US Chamber of Commerce study entitled “Sabotage, Stalking and Stealth Exemptions: Special State Law for Labor Unions” alerted him to the special union carve-out. Pennsylvania stands out in the study, but is certainly not alone. Illinois, California, Nevada, and Wisconsin have similar laws protecting bad actors.

The study notes that the Wisconsin Legislature found it necessary to explicitly state that the crime of sabotage cannot be construed in any way that would impair or curtail any labor organizing activities.

Governor Corbett Basic Ed Formula

Governor Corbett Backs “More Equitable” Funding Method in Basic Ed Formula  

Governor Tom Corbett recently said that Pennsylvania’s school funding systems should be changed to “a true funding system” that is fair to all schools.

Energy Equals Jobs and Plenty of Them

Governor Corbett’s energy plan stems from a fundamental belief and trust in the job creation benefits of a free market system. It also recognizes that our energy industry, by safely drilling in the Marcellus Shale, is leading the way in creating jobs..

Figures from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry:

Nearly 242,000 new hires in Pa. are supported by industries associated with shale development. 

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 1507, sponsored by Representative Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), and Senate Bill 1034, sponsored by Senator John Eichelberger (R-Blair), to end the corrupt practice of using taxpayer money on political activities.

PMA Hires Experienced Director to Film and Market “PMA Perspective”, Other Film Projects

Joseph Robert Cooper (Coop to his friends) is the guy off-stage who makes everything go as planned on-stage. As the newly hired Media Manager at PMA, Cooper will ensure that “PMA Perspective” and other new video projects are produced seamlessly and on time, and he will take on the double duty of promoting the show beyond its Sunday time slot on PCN.

PMA Sponsors Public Radio’s “Ask the Governor”

PMA is proud to be the sole sponsor of “Ask the Governor”, an hour-long interview format that airs monthly on Radio PA’s affiliate network.