Category Archives: Legislative News

Equipment Manufacturers Encouraged by U.S.-China Compromise on Tariffs

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) president Dennis Slater issued the following statement on the recently announced truce between the United States and China on tariffs: “We hope this builds momentum towards further reasonable agreements to reduce these taxes on Americans and better promote free trade,” said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “However, the decision also […]

ARTBA applauds new Trump administration wetlands proposal

The Trump administration’s Dec. 11 proposed overhaul to portions of the Clean Water Act (CWA) would restore clarity to federal wetlands regulations and help reduce delays to important transportation projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says. At issue is how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) […]

Appeals Court upholds decision limiting the right of OSHA to expand inspections

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: An accident at your workplace occurs and OSHA comes to investigate. Once at your facility, however, OSHA tells you they want to expand their inspection to cover your entire facility — top to bottom. What authority does OSHA have to expand the inspection and under what circumstances? In […]

How America voted on infrastructure

Source: NSSGA  On Nov. 6, voters across the country decided on hundreds of ballot measures to invest in infrastructure. A majority of California residents voted against repealing the Road Repair and Accountability Act, which is known as Senate Bill 1. The bill was passed in 2017 and raised the user fee on gasoline by 12 […]

What a Democratic house means for the aggregates industry

Source: NSSGA  The results of the midterm elections are in, and significant changes are coming to Congress, especially to the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee.  After a record number of voters turned out for the 2018 midterm election, and with 20 races still undecided as of the morning of Nov. 7, Democratic candidates won […]