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.


An ordinary air permit process for a pump station to an underground natural gas line in Lebanon County is getting extraordinary attention.

The conviction last week of former Ironworkers boss Joseph Dougherty on federal criminal charges is being heralded by business leaders as no less than the beginning of the end of organized labor thuggery in Philadelphia, and nationwide.

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.

Fact: The healthiest way to increase tax revenues is through job growth not higher tax rates.

On November 4th, the Pennsylvania electorate turned right and included in the General Assembly’s sweep a more conservative Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The president’s infatuation with his perception of social and economic progress requires a lot more power than the Constitution affords the White House.

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.

The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association sincerely thanks Representative Eli Evankovich, Chairman of the House Manufacturing Caucus, for introducing and fostering the passage of House Resolution 1034, designating October 3, 2014, as “Manufacturing Day” (MFG DAY) in Pennsylvania. This day is a nation-wide awareness effort led by the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, and other national manufacturing industry advocates.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the leading bad actor in what American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Scholar, Benjamin Zycher, calls the, “metastasis of the executive branch.”

Rep. Bryan Cutler’s (R-Lancaster) ice bucket challenge for ALS research may be the most heartfelt in the nation.

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