Business Taxes

Reduce the Corporate Net Income Tax, at 9.99 percent the second highest in the country. Stay on track for final phase-out of the Capital Stock & Franchise Tax. Maintain fight against corporations reporting all taxes from all jurisdictions (combined reporting). 

Pension Reform A Must, Lawmakers Say

The Republican-controlled House plans to take up a pension reform bill in early to mid-May, caucus sources say. The vote will set the stage for working with a Senate Republican majority that is equally committed to reform, and a potential conflict with Governor Tom Wolf who has downplayed the gravity of the public pension crisis.

Tom Corbett: An Appreciation

In his four statewide campaigns for public office, Tom Corbett presented himself as the candidate who would make the tough decisions and do the right thing. As he now concludes a decade of public service to our Commonwealth, he has proven himself to be a man of his word.

Powerful House GOP Majority in Good Hands

On November 4th, the Pennsylvania electorate turned right and included in the General Assembly’s sweep a more conservative Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A week later those lawmakers in turn elected a House leadership team* that will have a clear set of priorities ready for action when the two-year session begins in January. The agenda will hinge on what incoming Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) described as “creating an environment that encourages job creation – private sector job creation”.

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PMA Voter Engagement

Election 2014 is almost here and there is a quick, easy, and risk-free way for you to disseminate pertinent political and policy information to your colleagues and employees. Employees trust their employers for political and policy information more than any other source. In fact, according to market research by the Business and Industry Political Action Committee, employees trust their employers for this critical information more than political parties and traditional news media outlets combined.

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.

Rep. Michele Brooks Brings Power to the People

Rep. Michele Brooks Brings Power to the People the Old Fashioned Way… Jobs

No One’s Interest But Their Own

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. The public sector unions have prevented both of these reforms from reaching his desk. As a result, the Governor announced today that he will blue-line-veto $65 million in General Assembly spending and an additional $7.2 million in legislative-designated spending. The remainder of budget has been signed, enacted, and will be implemented immediately. 

As Budget Process Grinds On, 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 negotiations and, since it must be balanced, attention to hundreds of details. Complicating matters further, this year the legislature faces a $1.2 billion deficit and General Elections loom in November.

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.

“Babe, I Got You Babe”

Sound the 6:00 a.m. alarm and cue Sonny and Cher! “Groundhog Day” is previewing in Harrisburg with rumblings that the General Assembly may yet again delay the expiration of the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax (CSFT). One business tax expert sarcastically characterized CSFT as the go-to tax if your aim is to stunt business growth.