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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Construction Employers Add 24,000 Jobs in November and 184,000 Over the Year; Hourly Earnings Rise 2.9 Percent as Sector Strives to Draw in New Workers

December 8, 2017

Construction employment increased by 24,000 jobs in November to the highest level since November 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that tight margins are keeping firms from paying even more to attract hard-to-find workers, noting that efforts to cut tax rates should help lead to higher average hourly earnings for the sector.

Federal Best Practices for Environment Permitting Should Apply to State Agencies, AGC Says

AGC Supports FHWA Environmental Streamlining Proposals

December 5, 2017

AGC commented this week on three separate Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) regulatory proposals to expedite project delivery by streamlining the federal environmental review process. The FHWA proposals implement various AGC supported provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), intended to make the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) procedures work better.

AGC Podcast: Streamlining Environmental Permitting in Construction

December 5, 2017

For AGC’s most recent episode of the ConstructorCast, we sit down with Leah Pilconis, AGC’s Senior Counsel of Environmental Law, to talk about the complex world of environmental permitting and what AGC is doing to try to make it easier for construction companies.

Registration for the Next AGC In-House Environmental Managers Meeting

December 5, 2017

Date:             Feb. 28, 2018 - Wednesday
Time:             9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:      Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Senate Tax Reform Measure Has Improved Substantially But Lack of Infrastructure Investments, Temporary Nature of Many Tax Cuts Remain Problematic, Official Says

December 1, 2017

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement today in connection with the proposed Senate tax reform measure:

"The association has long advocated for comprehensive tax reform, especially considering that construction employers pay the highest effective rate of any industry at 30.3 percent.  The Senate tax reform bill has been substantially improved over the course of the past few days and we support its passage.

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