Tag: government

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Dodge economist discusses likelihood of a big 2021 infrastructure bill

December 18, 2020By and

Dodge Data & Analytics’ Richard Branch shares his expectations for an infrastructure bill and what kind of federal funding might ultimately be ahead.

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NSSGA’s Stanley named a top lobbyist

December 10, 2020By

The Hill recognized Michele Stanley of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) for delivering results for NSSGA members in the halls of Congress and with the administration.

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NSSGA's Michael Johnson, left, and Michele Stanley joined P&Q to recap the 2020 election look ahead to the Biden administration, and more. Photos: NSSGA

NSSGA leaders provide glimpse of road ahead in Washington

December 8, 2020By

Michael Johnson and Michele Stanley of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) paid P&Q a visit to share reactions to the 2020 election and how aggregate industry issues may play with the Biden administration and a divided Congress.

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Paving antitrust case settled in West Virginia

November 2, 2020By

The largest antitrust settlement in West Virginia history involved multiple construction materials producers.

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Maio: Either presidential winner likely to encounter roadblocks

October 23, 2020By

Proudfoot’s Alan Maio explains why there may be obstacles ahead for the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

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Where the presidential candidates stand on infrastructure

October 2, 2020By

A look at where President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden stand on rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

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Sure, New York City traffic is horrible. But eliminating cars from New York City roads and expecting other U.S. cities to adopt the Big Apple's model is quite the stretch. Photo: Bim/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Continuing resolution extends federal surface transportation funding

October 1, 2020By

With the FAST Act set to expire Sept. 30, President Trump signed a continuing resolution to keep surface transportation programs, as well as other critical programs, funded.

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Aggregate production down in second quarter 2020

September 4, 2020By

While second-quarter crushed stone production for consumption dropped 2.3 percent, sand and gravel was set back 4.6 percent.

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Riprap and boulders represent about 15 percent of Albert Frei & Sons’ revenue, yet only 2 percent of its volume, President Albert Frei Jr. says. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Doran & Lopez: What to expect from MSHA in the new normal

June 8, 2020By and

As the industry shifts into a long-term recovery, producers must consider several factors when it comes to how they interact with Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) officials – and vice versa.

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