Now Available: Free Registration for EEE On-Demand Being Held August 1 – 31!
Register Now to attend the On Demand Eastern Energy Expo for free and have access to the complete schedule of business and technical education sessions as well as connect with exhibitors and sponsors!….

State Grants For Life-Sustaining Business Hazard Pay
On July 16, Gov. Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic….

Pennsylvania, 14 States, DC Sign MOU To Zero Out Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Trucks By 2050
On July 14, a bipartisan group of governors representing 15 states from across the nation and the District of Columbia spoke in unison committing to zero-out [greenhouse gas emissions] from medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses by 2050….

Deadline To File Claims For Retroactive Biodiesel Blender, Alternative Fuel Credits Aug. 11
Earlier this year the IRS issued a special one-time claim procedure (IRS Notice 2020-8) for the $1.00 per gallon biodiesel blender credit and the 50 cents per gallon alternative fuel and alternative fuel mixture credits….

IRS Experiencing Delays Processing Motor Fuel Excise Tax, Biodiesel, Alternative Fuel Mixture Claims
PMAA last week expressed concern to the IRS over the lengthy delays many fuel marketers and heating fuel dealers are experiencing with the processing of their motor fuel excise tax and blender mixture credit claims….

2020 State And Local Tax Update Webinar July 28
McKonly & Asbury will host a free 2020 State and Local Tax Update webinar on July 28 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m….

PMAA Urges Members To Support Federal Pandemic Liability Protection Bill
Members of Congress Cuellar (D-TX) and Graves (R-LA) introduced important bipartisan legislation known as the “Get America Back to Work Act” (H.R. 7528) which provides reasonable liability protection to businesses from COVID-19 claims provided businesses made good faith efforts to comply with federal, state and local guidance or appropriate industry standards….

PMAA Supports Tax Credit For Business Expenses Related To COVID-19
Last week PMAA joined other business groups in sending House and Senate Leadership a letter in support of bipartisan efforts to include a business tax credit for coronavirus protective measure language in the next stimulus bill….

Virginia Becomes First State To Adopt COVID-19 Workplace Safety Mandates
On Wednesday, Virginia became the first state to enact mandated COVID-19 workplace safety measures. Virginia’s “Emergency Temporary Standard” (16 VAC 25-220) will apply to all Virginia businesses regardless of size and is anticipated to go into effect the week of July 27 (under state procedure it will go into effect when it is published in a Richmond newspaper)….

EPA Administrator Says Ozone Standard Will Not be Raised
Last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the agency will not raise the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone….

FDA Orders Retailers To Stop Selling 13 Tobacco Products
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration said that certain tobacco products from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. and Heritage Tobacco LLC can no longer be distributed, imported, sold, marketed or promoted in the United States….

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: Republicans Score Legislative Hat Trick In Opposition To Wolf
Senate and House Republicans finished the week with the legislative equivalent of a hat trick– passing two constitutional amendments and a third bill limiting the governor’s authority during an emergency or reacting to decisions related to the pandemic that didn’t go their way….


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