Quote – Pennsylvania Representative Jim Merry (R-Crawford)

Please, dear legislator, do not eliminate my job because you have put the business places in Pennsylvania in a noncompetitive situation where we cannot compete with Ohio, New York, New Mexico, and so forth. Pennsylvania should have our laws consistent with other States so that our manufacturers can continue to employ our neighbors, our sons and grandsons and granddaughters, so that we can work in Pennsylvania, so that we are not driving our people out of the Commonwealth.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Legislative Journal. Session of 1984. 168th of the General Assembly. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/HJ/1984/0/19840619.pdf#page=28

Tuesday, June 19, 1984