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    State Budget Talks Hit Rough Patch

    With just a little more than 60 days to go until the state’s financial deadline, there seems to be plenty of work to do as legislators continue to find ways to provide for annual spending and ongoing, increasing pension obligations. Read the rest of entry »

    UPDATE: Legislature Fast Tracks Unemployment Compensation Funding

    Throughout 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, in conjunction with the Office of the Governor, routinely requested increased funding for unemployment compensation activities from the legislature. Read the rest of entry »

    Key Cabinet Spots Linger As Senate Showdown Looms

    In late March, the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension (HELP) Committee held a party-line vote to approve Alexander Acosta, the accomplished law school dean that President Trump has selected as his nominee to head the U.S. Department of Labor. 
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    Letter from the Chair: ABC Members Successfully Promote Free Enterprise

    Something to consider: our work does not stop on Election Day. It’s important to stay engaged in politics to ensure our voice is being heard. Read the rest of entry »

    Communication is the Key to Success

    Success for the entrepreneur in today’s business world is based on four simple components: Read the rest of entry »

    House Republicans Fast Track Obamacare Repeal

    Congressional Republicans rolled out comprehensive legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the capstone of  the Obama administration. 
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    Free Enterprise on the Brink? Do Something About It!

    Each year, ABC members take one day to make great strides in advocating for a level playing field. This year, our Free Enterprise Day will take place on Monday, March 20, at the Keystone building in Harrisburg.
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    Wolf Administration Plans Project Labor Agreement

    While there have been several project labor agreements (PLAs) over recent years involving projects that incorporate public funding, the Wolf administration recently hinted at plans for Pennsylvania’s first ever PLA on a state-managed transportation project.

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    ABC's Member Discount Programs Delivered More than $33 Million in Member Savings in 2016

    ABC Keystone members can take advantage of tremendous discounts with ABC's Business Partners on Office Supplies and Delivery Services, as well as Benefits Plans, Documents and Payroll – and more.
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    Apprenticeship Reform Emerges Again

    In 2016, ABC made tremendous inroads in reforming Pennsylvania’s apprenticeship ratio laws, which have been out of date and imbalanced in the Commonwealth for more than 50 years.
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