PMA Perspective

  1. In this episode we examine the topic of lawsuit abuse reform and highlight solutions to make Pennsylvania more economically competitive. PMA's Carl Marrara interviews Catherine Philistine, President of F.B. Wright Company, about her unfortunate situation of being in the crosshairs of unwarranted lawsuits and the effects this has on her business and employees. In the studio, David N. Taylor hosts PA State Representative Warren Kampf (R-157) to discuss legislation he authored to alleviate duplicative rewards on the back of economic productivity.

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  2. This week David Taylor hosts a roundtable discussion to examine the finer details of the FY 2016-17 budget as passed by the General Assembly and highlights the revenue options currently being debated. Guests include: Kevin Shivers, Executive State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business, Pennsylvania; and Charles Mitchell, newly appointed President & CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation.

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  3. Take a break from budget analysis and politics to see how your favorite Independence Day picnic items are made! PMA’s Carl Marrara travels to Nottingham, PA to visit Herr Foods, maker of Herr’s Potato Chips. Witness how these delicious snacks are made and hear about the history of the company from Ed Herr. David Taylor then features a newsmaker interview with Dick Yuengling, owner of D. G. Yuengling & Son, America’s oldest operating brewery since 1829. While in Pottsville, David gets an exclusive access tour of the historic brewery.

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  4. This week on PMA Perspective, just days before the fiscal deadline of June 30, we examine Pennsylvania’s current budget negotiations and forecast where the debate is headed. PMA’s Carl Marrara hosts an interview with Adam Millsap, a research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to review their most recent study, “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition,” in which Pennsylvania ranks 39th. In the studio, David N. Taylor hosts a newsmaker interview with PA State Representative Seth Grove (R-196), a sitting member on the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the House Taxpayer Caucus. The show concludes with “Final Word” commentary from PMA’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Fred Anton.

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  5. On this episode we focus on the topic of workforce development, as PMA President David N. Taylor hosts an exclusive interview featuring Mike Rowe, longtime host of “Dirty Jobs” and main presenter on CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” The program also includes a discussion on this important topic with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO, Gene Barr.

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PMA Perspective

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Sundays, 8:30 a.m., on the Pennsylvania Cable Network

PMA's half-hour cable program, “PMA Perspective” brings you Pennsylvania business, government, and policy news. The show will air on the Pennsylvania Cable News Network (PCN) and will focus on how…


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Sundays, 8:30 a.m., on the Pennsylvania Cable Network

PMA's half-hour cable program, “PMA Perspective” brings you Pennsylvania business, government, and policy news. The show will air on the Pennsylvania Cable News Network (PCN) and will focus on how policies enacted in Harrisburg and Washington impact manufacturers, job creators, and the overall business competitiveness in our commonwealth.
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