Why Local Elections Matter

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

By: David G. Greineder, IOM, ABC Keystone Director of Government Affairs This November, you will have the opportunity to vote for candidates running for local government. The winners of these elections will serve as school board director, county commissioner, city or borough council person, township supervisor, mayor, among others. Generally, …

State Looks to Reform Licensure

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

A pair of bills that overwhelmingly passed the State House of Representatives have stalled in the Senate until the legislative session resumes in October. While the bills received strong bipartisan support and were heavily supported by Pennsylvania’s building trade unions, they lost steam in the Senate during June’s budget negotiations …