Wagner Steps Down as Race Heats Up

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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

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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 …

Want To Know Where Your Elected Official Stands on ABC Issues?

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With less than a week to go until Pennsylvania’s May 15 primary election, candidates are working hard to get their message out to voters across the Commonwealth. ABC has always encouraged bipartisan support of candidates, regardless of party affiliation, who support free enterprise …

Sparks Fly In Gubernatorial Primary as ABC Debate Approaches

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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 …

Federal Court Seals Fate in Redistricting Case

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By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With less than eight weeks until the May 15 primary election, Pennsylvania’s redistricting fiasco is finally over. The challenge, originated by the League of Women Voters, focused on Pennsylvania’s 18 Congressional districts that had been drawn by a bipartisan commission in 2012.  The …