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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.

PMA RELEASES ECONOMIC STUDY URGING PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TO ATTRACT POLYPROPYLENE MANUFACTURING

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Carl Marrara
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marrara@pamanufacturers.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PMA RELEASES ECONOMIC STUDY URGING PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT TO ATTRACT POLYPROPYLENE MANUFACTURING

Harrisburg, PA – (January 15, 2019) The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) released an economic study to quantify the impact of a large polypropylene manufacturing facility expansion in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Open your wallets; Wolf on crusade against carbon

Governor Wolf recently joined a regional compact of eight other states and Washington D.C. to reduce carbon from motor vehicle emissions. The newly formed “Transportation and Climate Initiative” has a hopeful government promo line: cap-and-invest. But if this latest top-down market meddling follows the same path as the program it’s modeled on, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that targets power plants - and nothing suggests it won’t - it should be more aptly tagged tax-and-impoverish.

Workers, Not High-Earners, Are the Real Winners with Tax Reform

President Donald Trump, in a bold claim echoed by economists and business leaders, said his tax reform plan will be “like rocket fuel” for the economy. Last week, the U.S. House set the stage to approve that plan.

To get it to the President’s desk by end of the calendar year, Republican Leaders will have to reinforce some in their ranks against the tired litany that pro-growth tax relief is a “giveaway to the rich.”  

Criminals Disguised As Protestors Pay Under Scott Martin Legislation

Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) has cleverly taken a well-established principle in the retail business and applied it to protestors who corrupt the right to free speech: you break it, you bought it.

The Commonwealth Cost Reimbursement Act Legislation (SB 743), which Martin introduced with five other Senate Republicans, including Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), would allow the local police or a local or state government to petition the courts to require protestors to cover the damages, including the costs of arrests, they leave behind.