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
Here at Triad Strategies, we take pride in the strength of our Crisis Communications Practice, headed by Rick Kelly. Recently, Rick had the chance to weigh in with his expert advice on an international crisis facing a foundation dedicated to stopping human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Cambodia.
It was inevitable. Really, it had to happen. President Obama was eventually going to be in a state where marijuana is legal, and somebody was gonna ask the Commander-in-Chief if he wanted to rock a little herb. And so it happened in Colorado this week, and the President politely declined the offer. Given his poll numbers as of late, maybe he should have just gone ahead and indulged.
A Guest Post by Roy Wells, President and Managing Partner of Triad Strategies
An industry that is built upon a regulatory environment that limits supply and consequently cannot meet demand, for the sole purpose of creating economic barriers to entry, while at the same time not meeting the needs of the public, is an industry that is setting itself up for economic disruption.
On July 8, the Third and State blog posted a piece on why ride-sharing companies, like Lyft and Uber, will hurt the taxi industry in Pennsylvania. The author's view differs greatly from that of Senator Wayne Fontana and Representative Erin Molchany, two progressive Democrats who have sponsored legislation and resolutions supporting ride-sharing as a safe and convenient mode of transportation. It also runs counter to the opinion of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, widely regarded as one of the most progressive mayors in the country.