Lancaster Online

Editorial Praises Passage of Lancaster County Fairness in Contracting Legislation

0 January 28, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

An editorial in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal supports Wednesday’s passage of legislation by Lancaster County Commissioners that will help taxpayers get the best possible construction product at the best possible price. The measure prohibits Lancaster County from mandating anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) schemes that have been harming Pennsylvania’s construction industry and Keystone taxpayers thanks to […]


Lancaster County, PA Bans PLAs on Locally-Funded Projects

3 January 26, 2011  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a move designed to defend taxpayers against potential future wasteful and discriminatory Big Labor handouts, Lancaster County, PA commissioners approved a measure that will prohibit project labor agreements (PLAs) on locally-funded construction projects. Here is a quote that sums up the issue by the measure’s sponsor, Chairman Scott Martin, as reported by FOX43 WPMT: […]


PA Government Cronyism Not Limited to Jail PLA Study

0 June 6, 2009  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

On 6/2 I wrote about the corruption and absurdity of the Pennsylvania government  hiring a union propaganda machine — Keystone Research Center — to conduct a study that will likely recommend PLAs on future publicly-funded Pennsylvania jails.   So I enjoyed reading this 5/24 Letter to the Editor in the Lancaster Journal Online by ABC Keystone President Jack Zimmer in […]