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From the monthly archives: June 2012

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'June 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

ABC ‘Disappointed’ By Supreme Court's Decision To Uphold Health Care Law

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  

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Open Competition Executive Orders Concerning State Funded Construction

On January 14, 2011, Gov. Terry Branstad (R) issued Executive Order 69 repealing Executive Order 22, issued by his predecessor Gov. Chet Culver (D), that had encouraged state agencies to require PLAs on state projects over $25 million. The Branstad order also prohibits the use of PLAs on any state funded construction. By issuing this order, Gov. Branstad fulfilled his campaign pledge to ensure that Iowa taxpayers get the best construction at the best price.

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Executive Orders and Legislation Encouraging/Requiring PLAs for State Funded Construction

On May 22, 2012, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) issued an administrative directive that encourages state agencies to require the use of PLA mandates on state construction projects costing more than $25 million. When the governor announced this directive, he also stated that five state projects with an estimated total cost of $520 million would be subject to PLA mandates.

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ABC Doubts Construction Industry Recovery in 2013; Cites 'Lack Of Confidence'

Washington, D.C. – During a national online news conference today, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu stated the nation’s construction industry may not recover next year.  

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Columbia University Study Reveals New Yorkers Pay Too Much for Public Construction

A study released by Columbia University's Center for Urban Real Estate revealed New York State's methods for establishing prevailing wage rates are grossly outdated and costing New York taxpayers.

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House Passes Bill To Repeal Taxes in Health Care Law

The U.S. House of Representatives June 7 passed the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012 (H.R. 436) by a vote of 270-146. The bill would repeal two tax increases contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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ABC Declares Victory As Federal Government Withdraws Project Labor Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today announced another victory in its fight against government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects.

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