Meet Jake Braunger, ESA’s New VP of Advocacy and Public Affairs

Meet Jake Braunger, ESA’s New VP of Advocacy and Public Affairs

ESA is pleased to announce its new VP of Advocacy and Public Affairs, Jake Braunger. With prior experience on the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Advocacy Team and many political campaigns throughout the country, Jake is eager to advocate...
Hail to the Chiefs: Meet SIAC’s Law Enforcement Liaisons

Hail to the Chiefs: Meet SIAC’s Law Enforcement Liaisons

There are few jobs as challenging and rewarding as leading a public safety agency and keeping a community safe from crime. When law enforcement leaders look at the issue of managing calls for service from the electronic security industry, they...
Legislative and Political Landscape for 2023

Legislative and Political Landscape for 2023

The legislative sessions for most states are completed for 2022 and politicians are already preparing for their respective elections. While we cannot predict the outcomes of those state and federal elections, we can have some assurance on the type of...
Elections Season Begins – What Will Happen Before and After November?

Elections Season Begins – What Will Happen Before and After November?

The mid-term elections are often difficult for the party in power at the White House, and it is likely this will be the case in November 2022. But pundits would have us think this time will be different. The Democratic...
Legislative Report August 2022

Legislative Report August 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from August.   Federal Legislative Report – August 2022 Congress is generally concerned with going on recess and working in their districts as they...
Planting Seeds for Improved Legislative Engagement in 2023

Planting Seeds for Improved Legislative Engagement in 2023

For several years now ESA has collaborated on a number of key legislative issues with a consortium of connected technology associations and companies. This collaboration included issues we previously highlighted such as the proposed ordinance in Houston that would have...
Legislative Report July 2022

Legislative Report July 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from July.   Federal Legislative Report – July 2022 The centerpiece legislation passed by Congress in July may have future impact on emerging technology...
Legislative Report June 2022

Legislative Report June 2022

Here are highlights of legislative activity that could impact the electronic security and life safety industry from June.   Federal Legislative Report – June 2022 Congress managed to file several bills we can support during the month of June. Unfortunately,...
Unions Push to Force Merit-Based Contractors Out of Public Works Contracts

Unions Push to Force Merit-Based Contractors Out of Public Works Contracts

On February 4, 2022 President Biden issued an executive order (EO 14063) that will, when fully implemented, require Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on all federal construction projects of $35 million or more. This EO includes the work done by subcontractors,...
Gas Prices Are Higher By Design – Why?

Gas Prices Are Higher By Design – Why?

Back in 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T to the world. The first “affordable” car that would help fuel the creation of the middle class and transform our economy. Do you recall from history books when everyone took their...

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