Legal Reform

Replace the current system of electing judges with merit selection. Stop venue shopping in personal injury suits. Enact a statute of repose in product liability cases. Shield innocent sellers from product liability suits.

PMA Bulletin - Corbett Budget Reaction

 “You Can’t Go Wrong” -- Reaction to Governor Tom Corbett’s 2014 Budget Address

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 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.

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

“PMA Perspective” Program to Bring Legislative Issues to Life

PMA is pleased to announce the launch of a new half-hour cable program, “PMA Perspective”. The show will air on the Pennsylvania Cable News Network (PCN) and will focus on how policies enacted in Harrisburg and Washington impact manufacturers, job creators, and the overall health and welfare of the working men and women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and beyond.

PMA Bulletin: October 9, 2013

Labor Reform Says: “You Broke It, You Bought It”

Lady Justice is depicted wearing a blindfold and holding balanced scales, representing impartiality. But in Pennsylvania, the scales are tipped in favor of organized labor.

Union protectionism in Pennsylvania goes so far that it actually permits certain activities that would send anyone else to jail. Now, the House is advancing legislation to balance the interdependent working relationship of businesses, unions, and taxpayers.

PMA Bulletin -- August 28, 2013

Stop Big Labor's Protection Racket

Steve Bloom – Legislator, Author, and Patriot

Steve Bloom is as “free market” as they come. “No economic system in the history of the world has worked as well as the free market to bring people from poverty to prosperity and free them from oppression,” Bloom said in a recent interview with the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association.

PMA Bulletin -- May 22, 2013

Study: Liability Costs Weaken Our Global Competitive Stance

American businesses have the highest liability costs in the world by a mile, according to a study from the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The good news is that the results of a poll, also commissioned by ILR show, people blame the excess costs on the ones who benefit the most from an out-of-control legal system- the lawyers.

PMA Bulletin -- February 27, 2013

Corbett Budget Keeps Government Focused on Core Functions

Over the next two weeks, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will continue holding budget hearings on the proposed FY 2013-14 spending plan Governor Tom Corbett unveiled on February 5.  

Here’s to trusting that when the hearings end on March 7, lawmakers conclude, as we have, that there’s a lot to like in the plan.

PMA Bulletin -- January 23, 2013

It's About Victims, Jobs, and Fairness