Waiving the White Flag: PennDOT Withdraws Appeal of Commonwealth Court’s Markley Street PLA Decision

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone In 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) took an innovative step and announced that they would be attempting to use a project labor agreement (PLA), requiring bidders to hire from prescribed union halls, rather than use their own employees. The trial …

Making Sense of the Numbers

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone It’s no secret that voters have been lying to pollsters for years about their actual intent in the ballot box, but that fact was even further magnified in 2016. Nearly every poll conducted predicted a massive victory for Hillary Clinton in …

Keystone Hosts Administration Officials Ahead of Apprenticeship Kickoff

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone One day before the official kickoff of the education year for Keystone’s apprenticeship classes, President & CEO Dave Sload had an opportunity to display the capacity of the remodeled facility to some of the state’s most influential policymakers.  Pennsylvania Secretary of …

Governor Set To Sign Legislation Affecting Private Party Contracts

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Senate approved significant changes to a bill that would offer the first major revamp of Pennsylvania’s private contracting law in over 20 years.  Since then, the bill has not traveled to the desk of the Governor, who has indicated …

Wagner Steps Down as Race Heats Up

Kristi Pronovost Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs The Senate Republican caucus, which makes up 34 members of the 50-member body, is at a highwater mark, holding a veto-proof majority. On Wednesday, however, that number got a little smaller as one of the caucus’s most outspoken members announced his intention to …