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New Legislature

ABC Hails Florida Legislation That Encourages Competition in Bidding on Public Construction Projects


Prior to this legislation, local governments could impose unfair pre-bid hiring restrictions, training requirements, and benefit mandates that increased project costs and kept many merit shop contractors, who make up 96.9 percent of Florida’s construction workforce, on the sidelines.

ABC of Iowa Applauds Thoughtful Collective Bargaining Reforms

  Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa (ABC) applauds Governor Terry Branstad and Republican leaders of the Iowa Legislature for introducing legislation that reforms collective bargaining and public employment in Iowa.

How Will the Clean Power Plan Affect Your Projects?

A new challenge looming for building professionals is the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming Clean Power Plan (CPP). The plan mandates a carbon emissions reduction of 32 percent nationwide by 2030, with individual targets set for each state.