ABC Endorses Candidates Ahead of 2018 Primary Election

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

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs The Keystone chapter board of directors approved the recommendations for endorsement of six candidates last week, just weeks ahead of the May 15th primary election. In the 30th state Senate district, which extends from Blair County to Cumberland County, ABC has endorsed Rep. …

Meet the 2018 Graduating Apprentices – Part 3

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

On May 24, 2018, 58 ABC Keystone apprentices will graduate and continue their paths to success. The training they have received will help to provide them with the opportunity to achieve the American Dream through a career in construction. These skilled tradespeople will go on to build our communities, and …

Republican Candidate Forum Sets The Stage for Campaign Showdown

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

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With only four weeks to go until the Republican primary election, voters got a better idea of where each gubernatorial candidate stands on labor and economy issues this week, and as things begin to heat up, the contrast is becoming clearer. Associated Builders …

Meet the 2018 Graduating Apprentices – Part 2

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

On May 24, 2018, 58 ABC Keystone apprentices will graduate and continue their paths to success. The training they have received will help to provide them with the opportunity to achieve the American Dream through a career in construction. These skilled tradespeople will go on to build our communities, and …

Sparks Fly In Gubernatorial Primary as ABC Debate Approaches

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

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

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

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 …

Meet the 2018 Graduating Apprentices – Part 1

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

On May 24, 2018, 58 ABC Keystone apprentices will graduate and continue their paths to success. The training they have received will help to provide them with the opportunity to achieve the American Dream through a career in construction. These skilled tradespeople will go on to build our communities, and …