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Government Outreach -September 22, 2023

September 25, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 22, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 22, 2023 1. Senate begins moving ‘curriculum transparency’ bill. A Senate committee this week approved legislation that would require school districts to post information about what teachers are teaching in class and the books they are using to conduct those lessons. Senate Bill 340 would require schools to post…

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Government Outreach -September 25, 2023

September 25, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 25, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 25, 2023 1. Pa. chambers eye impact of special election Lindsay Powell’s victory in Tuesday’s special election allowed Pennsylvania Democrats to retain their razor-thin 102-101 majority in the state’s House of Representatives. While the election was decided by voters in Pittsburgh, its impact will be felt far beyond the…

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Do Personal Stories Hurt or Help Your Business?

September 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Do Personal Stories Hurt or Help Your Business?
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Do Personal Stories Hurt or Help Your Business? Telling a story is one of the oldest ways humans have of connecting with each other. When it comes to your business, how you share personal stories in public spaces such as social media matters. Recounting life lessons or turning points can inspire and uplift your audience.…

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Government Outreach -September 19, 2023

September 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 19, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 19, 2023 1. Special election in Allegheny County today determines majority in state House. Voters in the 21st Legislative District head to the polls today to determine which party will hold the majority in the state House. The chamber has been evenly divided with 101 Democrats and 101 Republicans…

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Government Outreach -September 14, 2023

September 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 14, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 14, 2023 1. Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to preemption law barring local governments from passing stricter gun laws than the state’s. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in the most significant challenge in almost 30 years to the preemption law barring local governments from passing…

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Government Outreach -September 13, 2023

September 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 13, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 13, 2023 1. House committee approves bill that would keep speed cameras in work zones. The House Transportation Committee approved legislation that would eliminate the sunset date for a program authorizing speed cameras in work zones. Similar legislation was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee in June and is…

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Why Serving Your Community Can Grow Your Business

September 13, 2023 / Comments Off on Why Serving Your Community Can Grow Your Business
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Why Serving Your Community Can Grow Your Business Running a small business requires dedication and time. But have you ever considered the benefits of community service? It may seem like one more thing to add, but research shows that helping your community can actually support your business goals. Serving your community helps boost your reputation,…

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Government Outreach -September 11, 2023

September 11, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 11, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 11, 2023 1. Special election in western Pennsylvania to determine if Democrats or GOP take control of the House – Majority control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will again come down to a special election later this month, when Republican voters attempt to flip power back to their…

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Government Outreach -September 6, 2023

September 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 6, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 6, 2023 1. Shapiro signs executive order aimed at helping small businesses and small diverse businesses get more state contracts. Gov. Josh Shapiro on Tuesday signed an executive order intended to increase the number of small businesses and small diverse businesses that get state government contracts. Shapiro’s order authorizes…

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Government Outreach -September 7, 2023

September 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Government Outreach -September 7, 2023
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Government Affairs & General Updates September 7, 2023 1. House panel examines consumer data privacy bill. Legislation to protect consumer data privacy drew mixed views from businesses and business groups Wednesday during an information-gathering meeting before a House committee. The Commerce Committee looked at House Bill 1201 aimed at protecting consumers’ digital privacy, allowing them…

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