The Triadvocate is a publication of Triad Strategies, LLC, a bipartisan lobbying, public affairs, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, issue management consulting firm located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Yesterday, two members of the PA State Senate GOP introduced a bill that would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit the rate of spending of state government. In and of itself, this proposal is not new, as it has been introduced in some iteration or another for more than a decade. But taking a step back, it represents the latest in a trend that has begun in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.
The FAA this week announced it will publish rules governing the use of private drones in the United States. An early look at the rules would suggest that using drones for private delivery of goods will be prohibited, which destroys our dream of a drone dropping off a pizza and a six-pack on our deck this summer. Stupid government regulators.
While Harrisburg is usually the center of our universe, we begin our weekly missive 100 or so miles to the east, with the happy news that our City of Brotherly Love will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. We’re told it’s kind of a big deal.
On Monday, we were all treated to the prospect of six more weeks of winter because somehow, some way, that groundhog from Punxsutawney saw his shadow (perhaps it was the fifty klieg lights pointed at him.) Later in the week, we learned that the town of Danville is now at an increased risk of flooding due to the burrowing of groundhogs in and around their earthen dam. In short, this week we learned that groundhogs are jerks.