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.


Nearly lost in the media’s focus on the Wolf Administration’s autocratic handling of the commonwealth’s coronavirus pandemic response was the recent double-rejection of the governor’s carbon dioxid

Pressure grows daily on the Wolf administration to reveal its rationale, if any exists, behind a waiver process that classifies some businesses as “essential,” but forces others to close during the

Late Friday, the Mexican government announced that it would reopen its automotive factories, which it had earlier closed as “non-essential” businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Pennsylvania’s billboard lawyers are drooling over the potential end to a rule that requires medical malpractice lawsuits to be tried in the county where the harm is alleged to have occurred.

Over the next month, Governor Tom Wolf’s sixth annual tax-and-spending proposal will undergo the critical review of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.  

The celebrated economist Thomas Sowell, who happens to be African American, once tried to convince members of the Congressional Black Caucus of the economic and societal foolishness of supporting a

The Wolf Administration is pushing for a prohibitively costly change to overtime eligibility, similar to a move by the Obama Administration that a federal court rejected as blatantly disregarding b

One of the key provisions in the recently announced “phase one” trade deal with China is the ability for the U.S.

Vice President Mike Pence visited one of Northeast Pennsylvania’s long-time manufacturers, Schott Advanced Optics in Duryea, urging congressional approval of a trade agreement with Canada and Mexic

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