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  • Vote for Transportation Funding

    Voters in several states will see transportation funding initiatives on their ballots on Nov. 6. Faced with significant shortages in federal funding for roads, bridges and highways, many states have put forth measures to address their funding needs. Voters in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah, will all consider transportation funding measures…

    Posted 11/2/18 at 9:55 AM

  • Podcast: Highlights from D.C.

    Influential regulators from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently shared updates on the issues that impact the aggregates industry with NSSGA members at the 2018 Legislative Policy & Forum. Listen to highlights from lawmakers and administration officials in this new episode of NSSGA’s podcast. Andrew Wheeler, the EPA’s acting…

    Posted 10/30/18 at 9:24 AM

  • Aggregates Rock the Vote

    There is much at stake for aggregates producers and our economy in this year’s mid-term election. That’s why NSSGA is encouraging all 100,000 aggregates industry employees to get to the polls on election day. Our country needs policymakers who will help fuel and sustain our country’s continued economic recovery by advancing regulatory reform, investing in…

    Posted 10/25/18 at 12:47 PM

  • Administration Continues to Focus on Reforming Regulations

    The Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. The agenda does not include all upcoming and expected actions by federal agencies, but rather provides information on their priorities for the coming…

    Posted 10/23/18 at 12:57 PM

  • Get Prepared for Mid-Term Elections

    According to the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, or BI-PAC, employees said that they were more likely to vote after receiving information about the candidates from their employer and that the information helped them decide who to support. With less than a month left before the important mid-term election, it is imperative that voters get to the polls on…

    Posted 10/17/18 at 11:04 AM

  • Infrastructure Package Docks at the White House

    Today the U.S. Senate approved a reauthorization of the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) by a vote of 99-1, sending the two-year bill to the president’s desk. The bipartisan America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, S. 3021, is the most sweeping infrastructure package to be considered this Congress. It grows the economy, keeps communities…

    Posted 10/10/18 at 1:11 PM

  • FAA Funding Flying to President’s Desk

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved a reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by a vote of 93-6, sending the $43.35 billion, five-year bill to the president’s desk. Funding for the Airport Improvement Program, which allows airports to build up runways, taxiways, aprons and roads, remained at $3.35 billion each year through 2023. However, an…

    Posted 10/4/18 at 3:20 PM

  • Helping Companies Get Out The Vote

    Midterm elections are a month away, and NSSGA has tools to help you ensure that your team is registered to vote and informed on issues with the potential to affect their daily lives. It is easier than ever before to help educate employees on the policies that matter. NSSGA’s new Get out the Vote website allows…

    Posted 10/4/18 at 3:05 PM

  • Pushing for Transparency in Science

    NSSGA submitted a Statement for the Record to the Senate Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight in support of their efforts to ensure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bases regulations and guidance on transparent science. The association supports legislation that asks regulators to release data, models and studies so that academics and…

    Posted 10/3/18 at 4:54 PM

  • Workplace Exams Enforcement Begins Oct. 1

    On Oct. 1, 2018, MSHA will begin actively enforcing the new requirements under the Workplace Examinations Rule that technically went into effect on June 2, 2018. Some key differences between the old rule and the new rule can be found on a chart posted on MSHAs website. They include, Conducting exams at least once each…

    Posted 9/29/18 at 10:02 AM

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