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Evankovich Grounded in the Basics

Evankovich

In 2010, Eli Evankovich left a job as a financial analyst with U.S. Steel to run for a state House district that, on paper, wasn’t likely to welcome his Republican registration. The 54th legislative district in Westmoreland and Armstrong counties is nearly two-to-one Democratic in registration and had voted that way for decades.

“I owed it to my three kids. I don’t like the direction the country is headed and I don’t like what it was going to mean to them down the road.”

Frederick W. Anton III to Appear On PA Newsmakers

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a Business Roundtable discussion of the major issues confronting the state legislature, as well as Common Core standards. Joining host Terry Madonna are business leaders Fred Anton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association, Gene Barr, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and Dave Patti, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council.

Through a Caddie's Eyes

PMA’s President & CEO, Frederick W. Anton III, was profiled by author Michael Bamberger in an article published on June 10, 2013 in Sports Illustrated Golf. Through a Caddie’s Eyes is an examination of Mr. Anton’s love of the game and the rich history that he has experienced since he was a bag carrier at the Merion Golf Club in 1950. Click here to read the full story.

Ballooning Federal Government Cited in Washington Scandals

Governor Corbett continually cautions that we must restrain spending and keep government focused on its core functions. This is a lesson often missed in Washington.

“There’s a direct correlation between government size and spending and infringement on rights,” said PMA Executive Director David N. Taylor. “That’s why Governor Corbett repeatedly mentions the need for keeping government powers under control.”

The IRS scandal is a symptom of a government whose spending and need for control is itself out of control.

Main Street Does It Better, Part Two

A short video produced by the National Federation of Independent Business/Pennsylvania sizes the entire issue of liquor privatization up nicely, and should compel the Senate to send the bill to the Governor.  Consumers are fed up. Businesses are missing out on opportunities. Pennsylvania is losing tax revenue and jobs to other states. That should make for enough of a critical mass in a free market economy for Pennsylvania to join the modern world, and 48 other states, and privatize alcohol sales.