NSSGA Kicks Off Virtual Legislative Conference

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Sept. 21, 2020 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) kicked off its Legislative & Policy Forum with an election outlook session offered by analysts Charlie Cook (The Cook Political Report) and Stuart Rothenberg (Inside Elections). Cook and Rothenberg read the tea leaves as they see them approximately six weeks out from the election, using statistical tools and historical…

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AEM Co-Hosts Presidential Infrastructure Roundtable

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) co-hosted the first-ever presidential candidate forum on infrastructure on the campus of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The Moving America Forward: A 2020 Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, which was broadcast live by C-SPAN, featured former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and billionaire Tom…

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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June 18, 2019 – At the recent Texas Aggregate & Concrete Association’s National Industry Leadership panel, Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association identified the 800-lb. gorilla in the room, and how aggregates producers could end up, shall we say, between a rock and a hard place. Johnson noted that the upcoming presidential and legislative elections…

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Klobuchar Prioritizes Infrastructure

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March 28, 2019 – The presidential candidates are already getting out in front on infrastructure. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) unveiled a plan to spend a trillion dollars in federal funds to upgrade the country’s infrastructure, the first policy announcement of her campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The proposal would use a combination of federal dollars, tax subsidies and loan…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

Two challengers out-polled incumbent Trempealeau County, Wis., supervisor Tom Bice in a recent primary election, leaving the frac sand mining proponent off the April general election ballot. Jon Schultz and Daryl Kramer received 61 and 55 votes, respectively, according to the LaCrosse Tribune. Bice, the District 5 supervisor since 2010 and former chairman of the Environment and Land Use Committee,…

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