Important Updates

State Legislative Update

This week we saw minimal bill action. We expect that to change in the coming weeks as agendas are more fully developed. Last Friday Governor Ducey released his budget proposal that can be analyzed further in a lot more detail. To date there have been 665 bills introduced, with 39 memorials and resolutions. One bill […]

Foundation Scholarships Application Opening February 1; Update

Arizona Transportation Builders Association Scholarship Foundation will be seeking applicants for its 2015 educational scholarships – the Maggie Mozingo 4-year scholarship for $8,000 and the Ed Snell 2-year Continuing Education scholarship for $4,000. Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who are ATB members, their families, or employees are eligible to receive the two […]

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Update from Washington, D.C.

In the efforts to try to secure a long-term funding bill rather than years of extensions, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association created a letter for members of Congress to sign (see attached). As of last week Tuesday, there are now 152 signatures (61 Republicans and 91 Democrats) on the House Highway Trust Fund […]

State of the Union

During his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama called for Congress to pass a “bipartisan infrastructure plan.” However, Obama never mentioned the possibility of raising the federal gas tax. In many cases such as these, plans sound great, but how you pay for it is a much larger debate. “21st century […]