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FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM

The Westmoreland County will lead, educate, engage, inform and advocate to advance a federal policy agenda that serves as the voice for business. Our members want to advocate for workforce development and economic growth. Our member driven federal policy agenda is outlined below:

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STATE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM

The Westmoreland County will lead, educate, engage, inform and advocate to advance a state policy agenda that serves as the voice for business. Our members want to operate in a business environment that allows them to grow and thrive. The Chamber’s “STATE” policy priorities reach beyond the legislative and regulatory agenda to encompass administrative policies that have implications on businesses, our community and economy. We urge Pennsylvania’s legislature and the Governor’s administration to pursue a public policy agenda that will reinforce confidence among employers, provide resources necessary to develop a talented workforce and enable economic vibrancy for Westmoreland County. Our member driven state policy agenda is outlined below:

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Government Outreach -September 19, 2023

September 19, 2023

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 -July 14, 2023

July 14, 2023

Government Affairs & General Updates July 14, 2023   1. Pittman suggests Senate GOP will want other provisions removed from budget if Shapiro uses line-item veto to ax voucher provision. In an interview with KDKA this week, Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman, R-Indiana, made explicit what had previously seemed more implicit – that if Gov.…

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Government Outreach -July 25, 2023

July 25, 2023

Government Affairs & General UpdatesJuly 25, 2023   1. School groups call for state to move forward with plan to address school funding shortcomings as GOP leaders decline to appeal landmark court decision. The deadline for the Republican legislative leaders to appeal a landmark education funding decision to the state Supreme Court passed on Friday.…

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Government Outreach -August 9, 2023

August 9, 2023

Government Affairs & General UpdatesAugust 9, 2023   1. Senate hearing explores child advocacy center needs. Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday about the work and needs of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) operating under a state law enacted a decade ago. The hearing before the Aging and Youth Committee could lead to possible legislation to benefit…

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Government Outreach -August 18, 2023

August 18, 2023

Government Affairs & General Updates August 18, 2023 1. Sen. Casey pushes Tech Hub designations for Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) sent a letter of support to designate Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley as Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs, or “Tech Hubs.” Created by the CHIPS and Science Act,…

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