Possible Repeal of 3% Withholding Law Through Stimulus Package?

The federal economic stimulus package is not just about infrastructure investments. It contains many provisions of keen interest to the construction industry - including the three percent withholding law for government contracts. Jeff Shoaf Executive Director of Government and Public Affairs fo...
Posted on: 01/27/2009

Support the Industry! Meet Governor and Legislators at AGC Lobby Day

Learn about legislative issues that impact your business and take the industrys message to Legislators and the Governor at AGCs Lobby Day Feb. 19. Please plan to attend and play a key role in advancing the industrys objectives! GLY Construction has generously donated a van to bring participants...
Posted on: 01/27/2009

What's Up in Olympia? Find Out During Weekly Calls

Plan on participating in AGCs Weekly Legislative Conference Calls during the 2009 State legislative session to keep current on AGC priority issues under consideration by the Legislature. AGC lobbyists will give a brief status report; discuss legislative activities and action alerts and answer yo...
Posted on: 01/06/2009

AGC Sets 2009 Legislative Priorities

In preparation for the 2009 session of the Washington State Legislature the AGC Board of Trustees adopted the Government Affairs Council recommendations for its 2009 legislative priorities. Affirmative statements of significant issues AGC will work for or against during the 2009 Legislative Sess...
Posted on: 12/16/2008

Results of AGC Legislative Survey

AGC Members Speak Out on Legislative Priorities for 2009 AGCs Legislative Affairs Office reports the results of its survey of members and thanks those who took part. The survey will help determine AGCs legislative priorities for the 2009 session. One of the Legislative Offices key initiatives ...
Posted on: 10/14/2008

November Ballot Measures

AGCs Board of Trustees endorsed the ballot measure (King County Charter Amendment 8) to make the offices of King County Executive King County Assessor and King County Council nonpartisan. That is the only ballot measure AGC took a position on. Other business or construction-related initiatives -...
Posted on: 10/14/2008

State Congressional Delegation Divided on Bailout Bill

With the defeat of the financial rescue plan in the U.S. House of Representatives congressional leaders and the Bush Administration were scrambling to come up with a Plan B. Congress is expected to reconvene tomorrow (Wed. Oct. 1) in the hope of recrafting a package. AGC of America had strongly...
Posted on: 09/30/2008

Gregoire Suspends the Washington State Family Leave Program…Or Did She?

In a move supported by AGC Gov. Gregoire made a fairly surprising announcement that the state would suspend funding for its paid family leave program. The Governor made the announcement during a debate before the Association of Washington Business and the move was later confirmed by Karen Lee Co...
Posted on: 09/30/2008

What Are Your Legislative Priorities? Tell Us Through This Survey

AGC members are invited to complete a survey that will help the AGC Government Affairs Council and legislative staff prepare for the 2009 Legislature. One of the key initiatives of the AGC Legislative Office is to improve communication with and enhance the participation of members in developing ...
Posted on: 09/04/2008

What Are Your Legislative Priorities? Tell Us Through This Survey

AGC members are invited to complete a survey that will help the AGC Government Affairs Council and legislative staff prepare for the 2009 Legislature. One of the key initiatives of the AGC Legislative Office is to improve communication with and enhance the participation of members in developing ...
Posted on: 08/26/2008

Federal Highway Trust Fund Continues to Face Insolvency

Efforts to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent were again defeated in the U.S. Senate recently. Absent the fix the trust fund is projected to have a $3.1 billion shortfall in FY 2009. If that huge deficit were offset by obligation limitation reductions it would require reducing the dist...
Posted on: 08/20/2008

AGC-Backed Law Levels Workers' Comp Playing Field

The Governor signed AGC-supported legislation passed by the Legislature that would address the double workers comp premium payments that Washington State contractors often make when sending employees to work on out-of-state construction projects. The Department of Labor and Industries has develo...
Posted on: 06/11/2008