Why Support SMAC PAC?
As the President of SMACNA of PA, I want to let you know
what your state association is doing and how you can help. One
of the primary missions of SMACNA of PA is to lobby the state
legislature on issues that advance our industry.
There is never a shortage of issues affecting our industry.
That is why we rely on SMACNA to maintain vigilance and work
on our behalf. Over the years, we have had numerous successes
in Harrisburg. For example, Pennsylvania enacted a statewide
building code, which will raise construction standards in many
areas, which previously had little or none. We were also successful
in convincing the PA Department of General Services to place
a moratorium on awarding construction projects via an on-line
reverse auction process under which contractors could submit
a new lower bid every minute. We have also been successful in
amending the sales tax code to help clarify and simplify issues
affecting our members.
Right now our lobbyists are working to defeat legislation intended
to eliminate prevailing wage on projects under $500,000. There
is also a vigorous effort underway to prevent school districts
from waiving the separate bids (multiple primes) provision in
the school code. Equally important, we are spearheading efforts
to pass a bill, which would eliminate retainage on certain projects.
Your help is needed if we hope to be successful on these legislative
fronts. In particular, we need your support of SMAC PAC of PA.
PAC funds are used to support lawmakers who have supported our
issues. Political Action Committee money is an integral part
of any successful lobbying campaign. However, the law requires
that we can only accept personal or partnership checks for the
PAC, no corporate checks. That makes it harder to raise the
funds we need in order to continue our good work.
Please join me in making a generous contribution to SMAC PAC
of PA. The future well being of our industry is up to us.
Blanski Energy Management, Inc.
Send personal donations to:
SMACNA of PA
908 N. Second Street