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The Clock is Ticking

D.C. CapitolFebruary 10, 2014 – The Congressional Budget Office released its latest estimates for the overall federal deficit Feb. 4 and projected that the Highway Trust Fund will need an infusion of $172 billion over the next 10 years to stay solvent, according to NSSGA.

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NSSGA Names Award Winners

NSSGA logoFebruary 4, 2014 - NSSGA announced that Lehigh Hanson Inc., Irving, Texas, has the honored distinction of having two of its employees receive the association's highest leadership awards in Safety & Health and Environment. 

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Highway Trust Fund Warning

Associated Equipment Distributor’s (AED) February 3, 2014 – A new analysis by the Associated Equipment Distributor’s (AED) Government Affairs Office based on recent data from the Federal Highway Administration shows the potentially devastating economic impact of the impending collapse of the federal highway program. 

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State of the Infrastructure

 State of the union logoJanuary 29, 2014 – In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama called for tax reform tied to infrastructure investment, and put Congress on notice that they must pass an infrastructure bill. "Moreover, we can take the money we save with this transition to tax reform to create jobs rebuilding our roads, upgrading our ports, unclogging our commutes – because in today's global economy, first-class jobs gravitate to first-class infrastructure," he said.

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Martin Marietta + Texas Industries?

Martin Marietta Materials logoJanuary 25, 2014 – The word on the street is, Martin Marietta Materials is in advanced talks to buy the industry's 14th largest crushed-stone producer,Texas Industries (TXI). An all-stock deal could be announced as early as this coming week, according to my sources. 

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