J.M. Uliana & Associates provides support and help to organizations and companies who want to define and accomplish their goals with Pennsylvania state government. The firm provides specific help in the following areas.
In each two-year session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, thousands of bills are introduced, but only a few hundred ever become law. Pennsylvania’s legislative process is difficult and time consuming, filled with unexpected challenges and obstacles. Monitoring bills and accurately understanding what is happening in the legislature is vitally important to any organization that has an interest in Pennsylvania state government. Securing a change in Pennsylvania’s statute is a tough task — to get the job done you need a firm that has successfully passed laws on behalf of clients. J.M. Uliana’s team has helped to pass new laws and worked to defeat bills that threatened its clients’ interests. We have the experience and the relationships that are needed to make sure your legislative goals are achieved, and the ability to provide you with key information when you need it.
Nonprofit Human Service corporations are being challenged today by new regulatory burdens from the state, reduced reimbursement for the services they provide, strained state budgets, and a tougher mix of clients. J.M. Uliana has worked with some of the largest nonprofit Human Services providers in the Commonwealth to provide them with the help and guidance they need to navigate in this dynamic and difficult environment. We have helped Human Service clients secure discretionary state grants, address new regulatory proposals, change their mix of services and improve their interaction with state officials.
In 2009, Pennsylvania’s state budget was almost $28 billion, but that amount was less than it was the year before. This is the first time in recent memory that the state budget has decreased. Pennsylvania, like many other states, is seeing smaller tax revenues and rising costs. Numerous programs have been cut or done away with to deal with these fiscal difficulties. To make sure your program can survive and provide necessary services in this environment you need lobbying help that can protect your interests and work to build support for funding.
J.M. Uliana & Associates has worked with clients who have appropriations issues to define their goals, develop a strategy to achieve them and then execute for success. If you are concerned about the future of your appropriation, want to be more successful in the future or just want to get involved in Pennsylvania’s appropriations process, J.M. Uliana has the experience and knowledge to help your organization achieve success.
Economic and Community Development
J.M. Uliana & Associates has worked with international, national, regional and local real estate development companies, as well as nonprofit organizations to secure significant state and local financial support for challenging real estate projects and community development initiatives. The firm has helped commercial and residential real estate developers to partner with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to obtain funding to remediate and redevelop old brownfields sites, redevelop urban neighborhoods and put in place the infrastructure necessary to attract end users for suburban and rural commercial developments. J.M. Uliana has extensive experience in working with all of Pennsylvania’s economic development programs. In addition, the firm has worked with nonprofit organizations on state funding for community development construction and helped to provide advice and guidance to local economic development organizations.
Principals of J.M. Uliana & Associates have worked closely with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania General Assembly through the licensing process, the award of licenses and the legislative process that approved table games in Pennsylvania, while representing one of the largest casino projects in the state after it was awarded a license. Pennsylvania’s gaming law and regulatory system are unique. They present special challenges to any gaming-related organization wishing to do business in Pennsylvania. This environment requires that a company hire a lobbying firm in Harrisburg that has real gaming experience. J.M. Uliana has the Pennsylvania gaming experience and insight to help you accomplish your goals.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is one of the largest purchasers of wine and spirits in the world and the Commonwealth has an extensive and complicated system of laws governing the sale and consumption of beer, wine and spirits. J.M. Uliana & Associates has been very active in all forms of liquor law and regulations for the past six years, working to protect its clients’ interests and to achieve mission-critical goals. The firm has a deep experience and understanding of the legislative process that can be used to advance your goals.
Each year Pennsylvania purchases hundreds of millions of goods and services. Businesses understand that selling to government is a huge business opportunity, but the potential for success requires a partner who can help your company work through the process and achieve success. The principals of J.M. Uliana have experience in representing large national consulting firms and regional IT providers in large state procurements and winning them.