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Groundhog Day

GRDHG-150Feb. 2, 2015 – It is Groundhog Day. My understanding this year is that Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole in the ground, saw his shadow and went back inside, meaning six more weeks of winter.

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State of the Infrastructure

RFTR-BLOG-1-26-150Jan. 21, 2015 – In his State of the Union address, President Obama once again called for investment in infrastructure.


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First Fatality Hits Aggregates Industry

MSHA194x97Jan. 14, 2015 – On January 8, a 63-year-old sales manager with 11 years of experience was killed at a sand and gravel mine.

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Boehner Says No

Congress-150Jan. 9, 2015 – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), speaking to reporters, dumped a few gallons of cold water on the idea of a gas tax hike: “I’ve never voted to raise the gas tax. Funding a highway bill is critically important, it’s a priority for this year, how we’ll fund it we’re going to have to work our way through this. It’s doubtful that the votes are here to raise the gas tax.”

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$1 Trillion for Infrastructure?

BLOG-SANDERS-150Jan. 6, 2015 – We have heard many proposals bandied about for increasing infrastructure spending over the years, but this is the first time anyone has suggested spending a staggering $1 Trillion.

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