Congress Nears Finish Line on Tax Reform

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Despite stumbles throughout the year, Congress looks set to deliver on one of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign promises – a significant overhaul of the tax code. In mainly party line votes, both the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and Senate approved the agreed-to …

Paycheck Protection Falls Short as House Wraps up 2017

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs The House concluded the first half of the 2017-2018 legislative session this week with a flurry of bills that were championed by some of the state’s most conservative lawmakers.  At the top of the list was Senate Bill 166, introduced by Sen. John …

Members Help Drive the Mission of ABC

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Shaun Shea, Project Manager, Warfel Construction Company, ABC Keystone YP Committee Member Construction plays a very important role in our nation’s economic performance. Unfortunately, the construction industry is facing a labor crisis. As a member of the Young Professionals Committee here at ABC Keystone, I think it is important …

ABC PA Hosts Hundreds At NYC Reception

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Since the late 19th century, native Pennsylvanians have gathered in New York City to discuss politics and current events of their home Commonwealth. In the early 20th century, that gathering became more formalized and evolved into the Pennsylvania Society, an organization that meets …

Keystone Chapter Highlights National Apprenticeship Week

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone  Two years after completing a massive $5.3 million renovation, the Keystone chapter was on display this week in a celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, a week long focus on the importance of apprenticeship and skilled training across the nation. The Keystone …