Category Archives: Op-Ed

Tariffs will continue to raise costs for equipment manufacturers, reduce jobs

Tariffs will continue to raise costs for equipment manufacturers, reduce jobs

WASHINGTON, DC – With tariffs continuing to take a toll on U.S. businesses, farmers, communities, and families across the country, a new report by IHS Markit released today outlines the impact of tariffs on the equipment manufacturing industry and the broader U.S. economy. “This report shows that tariffs continue to take a toll on U.S. equipment […]

The best way to preserve forests? Use trees.

The best way to preserve forests? Use trees.

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. Source: The Hill Regardless of your political ideology or where you fall on the environmental spectrum, we can agree on one thing: American public land needs healthy forests and the more public and […]

Infrastructure investment pays for itself

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. Source: thehill.com A recent Business Roundtable study found that $737 billion in public investment over 10 years would set us on the path toward reviving our national infrastructure. While those numbers seem daunting, the report […]

Opinion: Bipartisan solutions needed to modernize infrastructure

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. Source: RoadsBridges.com. BY DENNIS SLATER, AUDREY COPELAND, PH.D., P.E., AND MICHAEL W. JOHNSON, IOM / FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Industry leaders call on Congress to act on infrastructure funding Our nation’s infrastructure is the […]

The folly of minimum wage laws

The folly of minimum wage laws

Editor’s note: The opinions and views expressed in the association’s commentary do not necessarily reflect those of Lee Newspapers Inc. and RockRoadRecycle. by Dr. Mark Hendrickson Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed raising the legal minimum wage to $12 per hour on July 1, 2019, and then an additional 50 cents per year until the […]