ABC Keystone Hires David G. Greineder, IOM, as Director of Government Affairs

Welcome to the Team ABC Keystone

Contact: Kristi Pronovost Director of Marketing & Communications 717.653.8106 or kristi@abckeystone.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2019 (MANHEIM, PA.) The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) is pleased to announce the addition of David G. Greineder, IOM, as Director of Government Affairs. In this role, David will manage the Government Affairs Program […]

“Get Into Politics…” – Part II

By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO Last month I shared the news that our Markley Street PLA decision had been appealed by the Secretary of the DOT. As I sat to begin this month’s article, I was informed that the Secretary had withdrawn her appeal. Why so suddenly? Was it the article in the Central […]

“Get Into Politics or Get Out of Business”

ABC Keystone Training Facility

By: G. David Sload, ABC President-CEO This quote may seem a little harsh, especially in a time when so many of us are so tired of all the political rhetoric and infighting. The year was 1976, and the quote was that of Joe Rodgers the National ABC President. ABC was fighting many battles for its […]

Changes in Store for PA House Agenda

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone Just one week after the November election that upended Congressional Republican plans for 2019, the state House and Senate met to formalize their leadership teams for the 2019-2020 legislative session. With the current session set to end at the end of this week, all existing legislation […]

Keystone Members Check In With York Delegation Over Summer Break

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs While the state budget may be signed into law, there are still a lot of unfinished issues lingering in the Capitol. Lawmakers left town just before the end of June, wrapping up a spending plan and revenue collection framework well ahead of the June 30th deadline, but other […]

Where is Brett Kavanaugh on Labor Issues?

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With a number of vulnerable Senate Democrats in pro-Trump states looking to shift to the center this year, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacant position on the U.S. Supreme Court could prove a costly gamble for opponents of the President’s agenda. Since Sen. Harry Reid’s […]

ABC Members Highlight Historic LegCon Visit

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs Each year, ABC National showcases the vital advocacy efforts of the organization with a weeklong Legislative Conference, or LegCon, in Washington, D.C. The conference is filled with seminars, meetings, and speakers, culminating in an advocacy day throughout the halls of Congress. ABC members from across the country use […]

2018 ABC National Legislative Conference Bus Trip to Washington, D.C.

Title Sponsorship available! Are there a few things you’d like to tell Congress? Now is the time to build on opportunity and meet with your Congressmen! Join fellow ABC Members and be a part of ABC’s “One Powerful Voice” in Washington. Meet face-to-face with legislators and support the merit shop mission.

What’s In There? A Budget Primer

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With the Pennsylvania Senate set to vote on the 2018-2019 general appropriations bill, commonly referred to as the “budget,” this week, it looks like the legislature will wrap up early or on time for the first time in several years. The bill passed the House earlier in the […]

The Value of a Voice

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs For decades, ABC has been the leading advocate for the merit shop and free enterprise in Harrisburg and Washington. As ABC members, you’ve helped to defeat tax increases, burdensome regulations, and unfair labor practices by making calls, writing letters, and voting. But in the shuffle of everyday life, […]

Governor Set To Sign Legislation Affecting Private Party Contracts

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

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 that he will sign the […]

Wagner Steps Down as Race Heats Up

Advocacy Blog_ABC_Keystone

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 step down. Late Wednesday, Sen. […]