Wagner Steps Down as Race Heats Up

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The 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 …

Legislature Looks to Change Rules for Work Stoppage

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

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs In 1994, the Pennsylvania legislature passed the Contractor & Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA), opening the door to government regulation of private construction contracting.  The law was an attempt to provide parity between the rights of all parties involved in the construction process, establishing …

November Showdown Set as Primary Day Comes to a Close

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

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Not long after the polls closed on Tuesday, the results were already clear:  Republicans had selected Sen. Scott Wagner and real estate developer Jeff Bartos as their team to lead the ticket in 2018, facing off against an incumbent Governor. But in a …