Mar/Apr 2017

Mar/Apr 2017

AGC in motion

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AGC in Motion

Texas has become the place to be if our growing population numbers are any indication. Today, our state is a community of 27 million people. And where is most of that population concentrated?

Time and again, an overwhelming majority of our members tell us that one of their top concerns is the growing shortage of qualified workers to hire. After years of essentially dismantling what was once a vibrant vocational education system in most public school districts...

As you may know, President Donald Trump has placed a hold on all new and pending regulations. Many have asked if this action affects the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. The answer is no, this rule went into effect prior to the new administration...

Past AGC of Texas President Jamer D. “Doug” Pitcock, Jr. has been awarded the American Concrete Pavement Association’s Hartmann-Hirschmann-Egan honor for his leadership in the transportation-construction industry.

AGC Members delivered a simple message to Texas lawmakers during the chapter’s third Legislative Fly-In: “Keep The Promise.” Highway construction contractors and friends put their day jobs on hold for a trip to the Texas Capitol on March 1 to speak with state legislators and staff about highway funding issues.

Every odd-numberes year, the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days to pass legislation and determine the state’s budget for the next two years. The actual work time for the legislature is even shorter -- the first 40 days are spent getting organized.

The beginning of any new presidential administration brings massive change. When leadership is transferred from the likes of Barak Obama to Donald Trump, the upheaval is bound to be spectacular.

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