Regulatory Reform

Move to a regulatory scheme-based on sound science. Use cost-benefit analysis in developing regulatory language.

One Down, One to Go!

The only things standing in the way of the private management of the Pennsylvania Lottery are reviews by the Attorney General, Treasurer, and Auditor General. They each have 30 days to review Governor Tom Corbett’s decision to hand the administration of the Lottery over to Camelot Global Services. Their review is limited to the scope of their offices.

“The Attorney General reviews it for its legality, the Treasurer on its financials,” said Jay Pagni, a spokesman for the Department of General Services. “None can review on policy.”

Budget, Transportation Early Concerns of New Legislative Session

The 2013-14 legislative session, with 23 new lawmakers, began on January 1 under a constitutional requirement that swearing in occur the first Tuesday in January. The new members will have little time to adjust to the rules and routine as they will have to embrace transportation funding, liquor privatization, another tight budget, and we at PMA hope they will tackle key business issues left over from last year.

The Bulletin -- December 19, 2012

Whose Job Is It Anyway?

The EPA is hard at work implementing regulations based on a model that can best be described as smack-down economics. A National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) study says the regulations will create a “ripple effect” through the economy and cost no less than “several million jobs and hundreds of billions of dollars.”  In keeping with the spirit of this new economic model, it seems it will accomplish little else.

PA Steel Alliance Notches a Win With New Law

A new law that will eliminate what the bill’s sponsor calls a “ridiculous amount of paper work,” under the 1978 Steel Products Procurement Act, is a victory for the Pennsylvania Steel Alliance - a management/labor coalition working to keep steel jobs in America.

“We worked very closely with the bill’s sponsor, State Rep. John Baer (R-Lancaster), on this one,” said Chris Masciantonio, co-chair of the Alliance and General Manager, State Government Affairs, US Steel. “It’s a win for us all.”