Commentary

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

2019

07.31.19
Statement by Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce President Matt Smith Urging Action to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce 

05.02.19
House Democratic Policy Committee Joint Public Hearing with Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus on Clean Slate
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

04.29.19
Statement from Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman on HB 1074 to Restructure the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board
Stefani Pashman, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

04.25.19
Statement from Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce President Matt Smith Opposing Current Legislative Proposals Regarding Nuclear Power
Matt Smith, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

02.05.19
Statement from Allegheny Conference on Community Development CEO Stefani Pashman in Response to Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal
Stefani Pashman, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

 


2018

09.23.18
Pennsylvania’s retro policy on driver’s license suspensions
Co-authored by Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

05.11.18
Viewpoint: We must build the Pittsburgh region’s transportation future for all
Carly Dobbins-Bucklad, Senior Policy Analyst, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Business Times

04.20.18
Viewpoint: Improving Pennsylvania’s business competitiveness
Jenn Beer, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

03.05.18
Great Lakes Chambers of Commerce: Congressional leaders need to support transit funding
Marty McGann and Brandon Mendoza
The Hill

02.22.18
Viewpoint: Neighborhood assistance program is critical to community revitalization in the Pittsburgh region
Will Bernstein, Senior Policy Analyst, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Business Times

01.03.18
Brandon Mendoza’s viewpoint: Immigration is critical to the Pittsburgh region’s economic future
Brandon Mendoza, Government Affairs Manager, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times


2017

09.29.17
Matt Smith: It’s time to talk about a ‘growth agenda’
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

06.17.17
Pension reform: Pa.’s historic achievement
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference
Pittsburgh Tribune Review 

06.15.17
Matt Smith: Pension reform action a significant achievement for Pa.
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

06.14.17
New pension overhaul law is a win for Pa.: Dennis Yablonsky, Rob Wonderling and Gene Barr
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference
PENN LIVE

05.25.17
Vast research cuts would be ‘devastating’ to region
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

05.24.17
Improving infrastructure vital for region
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

01.26.17
Matt Smith: Much at stake for region in first 100 days
Matt Smith, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times


2016

Investing in our waterways. Bipartisan action will help our region prosper.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (December 2016)

Much at stake during lame-duck session
Pittsburgh Business Times (November 2016)

Fix the state pensions mess now
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 2016)

Cost of inaction on pension reform on rise
Pittsburgh Business Times (October 2016)

If the Legislature does nothing else this fall, it must fix Pa.’s pensions mess
PennLive.com (September 2016)

Upping tax credit will raise community prospects
Pittsburgh Business Times (September 2016)

Unlock potential in communities by expanding NAP tax credits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 2016)

Pittsburgh’s message hits campaign trail
Pittsburgh Business Times (May 2016)

More H-1B visas, please
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 2016)

The federal government must enforce trade laws to stop steel dumping
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (April 2016)


2015

Bipartisanship putting us on FAST track
Pittsburgh Business Times (December 2015)

The Ex-Im Bank is a critical tool for our economy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 2015)

Building a more interconnected region
Pittsburgh Business Times (September 2015)

NAP tax credit critical to communities
Pittsburgh Business Times (July 2015)


2014

Shore up our electric grid
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (August 2014)

Business tax cuts – the sure path to Pa. prosperity
PennLive.com (April 2014