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Bond Construction Co.'s Karen Hubacz, chair of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, spoke on how inflation is impacting the aggregate industry during a roundtable of the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee. Photo: NSSGA

Inflation takes center stage at congressional roundtable

July 19, 2022By

Bond Construction Corp.’s Karen Hubacz, chair of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, addressed the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on the topic.

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The federal tax on gasoline has not changed since 1993. Photo: Willard/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Gas tax pause proposed in Senate

February 17, 2022By

A bill proposing a suspension of the federal gas tax is facing stiff opposition from industry organizations such as the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.

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Although most of “Copper Canyon” takes place at an underground coal mine, author Tim Means says the novel’s lessons apply broadly to all operations subject to the Mine Act. Photo: ollo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Addressing ‘flaws’ in the Mine Act

February 2, 2022By

A retired mine safety and health lawyer recently published a legal thriller that underscores dangerous, real-world defects impacting the mining industry.

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Public works group urges Congress to fully fund IIJA

January 18, 2022By

With the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) signed into law last November, the American Public Works Association leaders wrote the Senate Committee on Appropriations a letter encouraging swift action.

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AGC: 16 states added construction jobs in last 20 months

November 23, 2021By

Less than half of the states in the U.S. have seen construction job growth since February 2020, with Utah seeing the biggest gains.

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AGC: Increasing construction materials prices driving up project costs

November 10, 2021By

As supply chain woes continue, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) calls on the Biden administration and Congress to address related issues.

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AGC: Construction spending slumps in September

November 2, 2021By

The Associated General Contractors of America says a drop in residential work projects has added to an ongoing downturn in nonresidential construction.

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Infrastructure bill unnecessarily on life support

October 20, 2021By

U.S. infrastructure has decayed dramatically, and yet elected officials won’t do anything about it. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik sounds off on the state of affairs in Washington, arguing the time has long since passed to make a historic investment in infrastructure.

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