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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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December 20, 2017

“Today, Congress passed comprehensive tax reform legislation that will lower rates, spur economic growth and impact construction businesses for years to come. However, this process did not start as well as it ended for the construction industry. (See chart linked here for details on the final bill)

December 19, 2017

Construction support staff wages rose by 3.5% in 2016 and contractors are projecting those wages to increase an average of 3.3% in 2017, according to the latest Contractor Compensation Quarterly (CCQ) published by PAS, Inc. Based on over 175 companies in the 14th edition of the Construction Support Staff Salary Survey, PAS reports that pay increases have been fairly consistent the past few years. Although, PAS points out that historically predictions are typically about low, so year-end 2017 could exceed 3.3% and look similar to 2016’s 3.5% increase.

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.

December 5, 2017

AGC called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply federally approved “Recommended Best Practices for Environmental Reviews and Authorizations for Infrastructure Projects” in delegated states that EPA has authorized to implement and enforce a federal environmental permit program.

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.

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.

December 5, 2017

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

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.

November 30, 2017

Latest Update on WOTUS Rule Status

November 29, 2017

Construction employment increased in 243 out of 358 metro areas between October 2016 and October 2017, declined in 59 and stagnated in 56, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the best way to ensure metro areas continue to add construction jobs is to treat small and medium-sized employers more fairly and include new infrastructure funding as part of federal tax reform.


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