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Joint Board Meeting

The Arizona Transportation Builders Association (ATB) and the Associated General Contractors of Arizona (AGC) Board of Directors had a combined board meeting here in Tucson last week. Two dozen directors that discussed areas of combined efforts attended the meeting. Much of the discussion had to do with the future of initiatives and transportation infrastructure funding […]

2-Milestones Reached this Week!

The Southern Construction Career Days event officially was granted its nonprofit status as a 501c3, a charitable organization. This will make it much easier on collecting donations, sponsorships and grants. We are excited about this milestone as it officially sets up board of directors to help guide the future of this event. In addition, we […]

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Boehner Resigns

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Sept. 25 he would resign his speakership and seat in Congress at the end of October. The surprise development came the day after Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress—a historic event initiated and largely organized by Boehner. Speaker Boehner has been heavily criticized in recent years by […]

Highway Trust Fund

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) last week released new information showing the Highway Trust Fund’s (HTF) Highway Account will drop below its minimum $4 billion liquidity balance four times by the end of 2015—potentially requiring the department to begin slowing down reimbursements to the state for already approved federal aid highway improvements. The new […]