Wolf Administration seeks to thwart pro-growth tax relief for PA employers

In the quiet of the Friday before Christmas, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue published a policy change covering depreciation of capital investments that marks a 180-degree reversal from a 2011 change made under the Corbett Administration. Governor Tom Wolf is doing an end-around a General Assembly that for nearly four years has held fast against his yearly quest for tax increases.

Political Climates Change But Arguments Against Shale Tax Remain the Same

The House came one vote short Tuesday night of reviving an on-again, off-again debate over whether to slap the natural gas drilling industry with an additional tax on energy production. Then, after a short morning session on Wednesday, lawmakers left Harrisburg for Christmas break. Business leaders expect the shale tax debate, or even the prospect of one, to carry over when lawmakers return to Harrisburg on January 22, for the start of session in the New Year.

Please Support Senate Bill 166

George Washington famously stated, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” As government becomes larger and more powerful, President Washington’s insight becomes more critical. The inherent power of government should be recognized and treated as such; kept in check and harnessed. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that government remains truly neutral and impartial as it conducts the public’s business. That is why the passage of Senate Bill 166 is so imperative. 

Lowman Henry Remarks

Lowman Henry

Remarks by

Lowman Henry, Chairman

Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association

At the annual PMA Seminar

The Work Continues


Remarks by

David N. Taylor, President & CEO

Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association

At the annual PMA Seminar, December 2, 2017


The work continues.

Shock Waves from Renewable Fuel Credit Threaten Pennsylvania Refinery Jobs

A rare alliance of top elected officials from both parties, including two former Pennsylvania governors, and business and organized labor, is fighting to save thousands of high paying jobs threatened by a runaway credit system that sets the amount of biofuel (principally ethanol) that is blended with gasoline and other refined fuels.


It is with profound sorrow that the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association must announce the death of our patriarch and longtime leader Frederick W. Anton III, Chairman of PMA’s Board of Directors.

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.”  

Repeal of Obama Energy Mandate Cheered by Industry

Early last week, Environmental Protection Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the start of the repeal of an Obama energy mandate for power plants. The true goal of the mandate wasn’t lower global temperatures, as trumpeted by the Obama administration, but the crippling of the coal industry through manipulation of the fuel supply mix for power plants.

Timmons and Taylor: President’s Tax Plan Will Spur Economy in Pennsylvania and Across the Country

NAM Media Relations

Washington, D.C., October 11, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) President David Taylor released the following joint statement on President Donald J. Trump’s tax reform rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: