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Gregg Robertson, Landscape Management's government relations blogger, is a government relations consultant for the Pennsylvania Landscape & Nursery Association (PLNA) and president of Conewago Ventures. From 2002 until May 2013 he served as president of PLNA. Reach him at gregg.robertson@conewagoventures.com.

Posts by Gregg Robertson

Government Affairs: Will Congress beat Trump to the punch in rescinding WOTUS? Posted on 03 Aug 2017 in the Blog categories.

Congress and President Trump seem to be in a race to rescind the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation issued by the Obama administration. The WOTUS regulation was a joint... Read more»

Government Affairs: Update on Federal actions affecting landscape contractors Posted on 05 Jul 2017 in the Blog categories.

With all the talk in Washington about health care bills and the Russia investigation, it’s easy to lose sight of more mundane but nonetheless important issues directly affecting the landscape... Read more»

Government Affairs: Will Trump increase H-2B visas? Posted on 06 Jun 2017 in the Blog categories.

In late April, Congress passed an appropriations bill to fund the federal government through the federal fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Contained in that bill was language that provided... Read more»

Government Affairs: Congressional budget deal contains some H-2B relief Posted on 02 May 2017 in the Blog categories.

A compromise bill to fund the federal government and avoid a government shutdown contains some relief for those companies that use the H-2B guest worker program. Late Sunday night, April... Read more»

Government Affairs: The federal overtime rule is not dead yet Posted on 04 Apr 2017 in the Blog categories.

Like that macabre but disturbingly funny scene in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the federal overtime rule is “not dead yet.” The new federal overtime rule, that would have... Read more»

Government Affairs: Get ready for the labor shortage coming Posted on 07 Mar 2017 in the Blog categories.

  As the Trump Administration moves into its second month, it’s becoming clear that the administration’s policies are going to create labor shortages in the landscape contracting industry this summer.... Read more»