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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.

Sincerely,

James Blanski
Blanski Energy Management, Inc.

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