We open this week with the positively fantastic news that our own Governor Tom Wolf has whipped cancer’s butt. Way to go, Governor!
President Donald Trump spent the week passing out Executive Orders like an over-caffeinated barista at a Manhattan Starbucks. Among them, we took particular notice of his plan to move forward on the Keystone XL and Dakota pipeline projects, a decision that lit up the hearts of our friends in the building trades. They are very happy when things are being built, and the government otherwise leaves them alone to ply their respective trades.
Trump also signed an Executive Order on immigration the day before he came to address a Congressional retreat in Philadelphia. For those who have been living under a large rock, The City of Brotherly Love is one of the sanctuary cities that Trump does not find the least bit amusing. The battle lines are drawn on this one, right down Broad Street.
Our own Tony May shared his thoughts this week on Trump’s immigration stance, and how it may have an effect on workforce development. You can check out Tony’s always-insightful musings here.
The President also made a rather – ahem -- audacious claim this week, contending he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton because of millions of illegal ballots being cast. While there isn’t a whole lot of (read: no) evidence to support this particular claim, Trump said he will order a full investigation of the country’s voting procedures. Hopefully that investigation will focus on why, in 2017, there are still five-hour-long lines to get into a polling place.