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Highway Program Extension Looming

With only four legislative days left before the May 31 highway program extension deadline, both chambers of Congress May 15 laid the ground work for a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund contract authority and expenditure authority, according to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and Tom Carper (D-Del.), proposed legislation, S. 1350, in the Senate.

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Frac Sand Insider Moves to Wisconsin

Mining Media International (MMI) and Rock Products magazine are pleased to announce that the highly successful Frac Sand Insider conference is moving to Wisconsin.

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Johnson Hammers Congress on Possible Transportation Cuts

National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson urged Congress to rethink a proposed 22 percent cut to federal transportation projects contained in a recently passed federal spending blueprint. While Johnson acknowledged that the budget resolution passed May 5 is, fortunately, only a non-binding outline for federal spending, he pointed out that the proposed cuts would further degrade “a system already in crisis” and would harm the U.S. economy.

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