Sparks Fly In Gubernatorial Primary as ABC Debate Approaches

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs The gloves have officially come off in the contentious Republican primary for Pennsylvania Governor. Last week, incumbent Tom Wolf reported nearly $15 million in campaign funds, while the state Republican party-endorsed candidate, Sen. Scott Wagner reported roughly $6 million. But he’ll be using …

Bipartisan Effort Leads to Package of Career & Technical Education Legislation

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs  With career and technical education a consistent focus at both the federal and state levels in response to a growing workforce shortage, a group of Republican and Democrat legislators are working together to improve Pennsylvania’s response to an increased demand for employees. House …

ABC Keystone Apprentices Show Quality Craftsmanship in Long Beach, CA

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By: Kristi Pronovost, Director of Marketing & Communications Five ABC Keystone apprentices, representing four trades and three ABC member companies, flew across the country to Long Beach, California last week to compete against the nation’s finest skilled craftspeople at the National Craft Championships. The experiences gained by these individuals will …

Federal Court Seals Fate in Redistricting Case

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With less than eight weeks until the May 15 primary election, Pennsylvania’s redistricting fiasco is finally over. The challenge, originated by the League of Women Voters, focused on Pennsylvania’s 18 Congressional districts that had been drawn by a bipartisan commission in 2012.  The …