Last week, we were recording a testimonial video with one of our clients, and during that process he began to share some valuable insights about not only why he chose to work with our firm, but more importantly, what his company's work means to the people he serves.
We usually open these Friday missives with a little national news to get us going, but given the big news out of Harrisburg this week, here is a brief recap:
A guest post by House Transportation Committee Chairman Rick Geist, re-printed with permission from www.citizens4rebuildingpa.com
As Pennsylvania struggles to maintain, rebuild and expand a deficient transportation infrastructure that is deteriorating by the day, a harsh reality has set in: the needs far surpass the public sector’s ability to fund them.
The Keystone Coalition returned to the halls of the State Capitol this week to once again urge the General Assembly and Governor Tom Corbett to renew their commitment to finding a comprehensive solution to Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure funding shortfall.
President Obama will give his State of the Union address next Tuesday, and we learned this week that our two U.S. Senators, Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, will sit together during the speech as a show of bipartisan civility. Nicely done, fellas. Whatever it is that inspired you to do this, perhaps you can share it with the rest of your colleagues.
Citizens for Rebuilding PA Launches Today
A new blog dedicated solely to informing and educating thought leaders on the need for public-private partnerships (P3s) to promote infrastructure development, community investment and improved public services was launched today.
Back in the days of Governor Ed Rendell’s tenure, you could expect strategic -- sometimes daily -- leaks about what would be contained in his budget address in the weeks leading up to the address itself. On the eve of his second budget address, Governor Tom Corbett is again demonstrating that he doesn’t use the Rendell playbook. Details are scarce, replaced with whispers, speculation and outright guesses.
While Pennsylvania struggles with a persistently high unemployment rate, it would be natural for one to believe the conventional wisdom that the manufacturing sector will not be leading the way out of our economic doldrums.
For those who have been longing for the unvarnished opinions and musings of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, fear not! He now has his own TV show (of course, you have to live in Maryland to see it), but he did offer up some advice to President Obama this week. His message to the POTUS? Step aside and let Hillary Clinton run. Yeah, that will happen about the time a large pig flies by our fifth floor windows.
The following is a guest blog reprinted with permission from our friend, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors Executive Vice President Bob Latham, from his new blog Bob Latham's Intersection.