PMA Bulletin

In continuous publication since 1913, the PMA Legislative Bulletin is the association’s official newsletter on business, governmental, and political affairs. Issued on the first and fifteenth of each month, The Bulletin is a concise, readable, and expertly informed digest of events and trends in public policy. While focused primarily on state government, The Bulletin also provides news on urgent federal issues as well as the activities of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation. Special editions of The Bulletin are issued as needed.

 

The 2015-16 legislative session in Harrisburg ended much the way it began – with the specter of across-the-board tax increases looming over the Capitol. 

It’s no small or narrow consequence that Facebook filters its “Newsfeed” to block stories that would appeal to conservative readers.

The self-created image of public sector unions as the protector-of-the-little guy is being expertly debunked by a new reform group.

Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) voted “no” in July on legislation to increase taxes and hike state spending by five percent over the previous year, peeling away the

Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland) is an endangered species in the genus of elected officials. Before holding office, he was an employer.

Voters in November will be nearly as motivated to come out to vote against candidates as for them, the polls indicate.

The story behind the only override of a Bill Clinton veto is a cautionary one if another Clinton occupies the White House.

All of the Harrisburg power players got what they wanted out of the state budget, leaving Pennsylvania taxpayers with the bill.

The General Assembly and Governor Tom Wolf are still working towards a budget agreement, which, as of this writing, will likely be finalized in the weeks following the June 30 deadline.

Spending restraint and opposition to tax hikes by Republican lawmakers over the past five years have likely kept Pennsylvania from entering a fiscal death spiral.

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