On Tuesday, April 29, representatives from construction firms across the state of Pennsylvania (including members of the James CRAFT & Son, Inc. team) gathered in Harrisburg for the second annual Associated Builders and Contractors, Free Enterprise Day. The group had the pleasure to be educated on critical issues on the state level, which negatively affect their firms, by a panel of political experts. After which, they received a visit from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who took the time to discuss the progress made in the state by his administration, and even gave a few minutes for Q&A.

Following the Governor’s talk, individuals in attendance broke into groups to visit the state capitol and discuss pressing issues such as Paycheck Protection, House Bill 1154, and updating PA Apprenticeship and Training Laws. Thanks to the efforts of the attendees, the group was able to make stops at the offices of all state Representatives and Senators. Days like this remind us that while it’s easy to focus on what affects us at a National level, it is also imperative that we communicate with our State and Local governments, since they often have the largest impact on our daily lives.