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FBI arrest of Ohio House Speaker over nuke bailout corruption is a lesson for PA

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio filed bribery and racketeering charges against Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder and four others over the enactment of nuke bailout legislation and subsequent efforts to thwart a statewide voter referendum. FirstEnergy Corp., whose lobbyist was among those arrested and charged, funded the corrupt influence operation with more than $60 million, according to the U.S. attorney’s indictment.

PMA comments to IFO regarding single-use polystyrene and plastic product bans

The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) is the nonprofit, statewide trade organization representing the manufacturing sector, 570,000 employees on plant floors, millions of additional jobs in supporting industries, and more than $93 billion in gross state product in Pennsylvania’s public policy process. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) as you develop analysis regarding single-use polystyrene and plastic product bans.

PMA Statement in response Governor Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" Proposal

Governor Wolf announced plans today (Tuesday, January 28, 2020) to renew the push for his “Restore Pennsylvania” proposal. The plan borrows, bonds, and spends $4.5 billion in infrastructure projects throughout the commonwealth, and then implements a new, additional tax on energy production to attempt to fund the payments. The following quotes can be attributed to David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association.

PMA’s Taylor returns from natural gas advisory visit to Australia

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is trying to decide how best to harness a newly-discovered onshore natural gas play to drive economic growth, and for five days at the start of July, PMA President & CEO David N. Taylor joined Pennsylvania state officials on a visit to the NT to offer help and advice.

“The Beetaloo Basin play is believed to be as large as the Marcellus, and of similar composition” Taylor said. “But there are numerous obstacles to overcome to get the gas and gas by-products to the domestic market where they are needed most.”

Harrisburg budget choices: more taxes or more jobs

Governor Tom Wolf has been travelling the state peddling this year’s version of his tiresome tax hike plan. His redundant tax on natural gas production is masquerading as an infrastructure improvement plan under the hopeful sounding name of “Restore Pennsylvania.” In typical tax-and-spend political irony, the plan would penalize the success of the very industry that is actually helping to restore Pennsylvania.