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AGC-Texas Building Branch Capitol Roundup

Texas voters will head to the polls on Nov. 5 to decide the fate of 10 constitutional amendments, which feature issues ranging from disaster relief funding to a constitutional ban on state individual income taxes.

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TLR Advocate September 2019: HB 2826 (Bonnen/Huffman)

TLR’s top priority bill in 2019 was House Bill 2826, which amended existing statutes and used existing procedures to create transparency and consistency in local government contracting for contingent fee legal services.

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The 86th Texas Legislative Session: A Grand-Slam for the Texas Construction Industry

For the construction industry as a whole, many are saying that the 86th Legislative Session was one of the most productive in recent memory.

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AGC-Texas Building Branch Capitol Roundup

Abbott signs bills relating to local governments hiring contingency fee attorneys, right to repair and school construction defects into law, issues order to revive state plumbing board until 2021

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Watch: Mayor Turner's Remarks from the Annual Advocacy Breakfast

The Government Affairs Committee hosted its annual Advocacy Breakfast on April 9, 2019 at The Houstonian Hotel featuring City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Corbin Van Arsdale, President and General Counsel, AGC-TBB.

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Key AGC-TBB Bills Moving Through the Legislative Process

“When 44 Associated General Contractors - Houston members representing 23 companies traveled to Austin for the AGC/Texas Building Branch Legislative Day on February 25, 2019, the mission was simple: to meet with and ask key legislators for their support on a handful of bills important to the commercial construction industry."

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What Contractors Should Know in the Event the Government Shuts Down

“The partial shutdown has left contractors wondering how or if they can continue to perform their federal contracts."

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What’s Ahead for the Construction Industry in the 86th Texas Legislative Session

“For 140 days, starting on Jan. 8, 2019, the 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives and 31 members of the Texas Senate, under the leadership of Governor Greg Abbott, will gather for the 86th Texas Legislative Session."

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2019 Sage Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Survey

“79% of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers."

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Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica - Frequently Asked Questions for the Construction Industry

OSHA has just released a set of 53 Frequently Asked Questions to provide guidance to employers and employees regarding OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. (PDF)

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2018 HCFCD Bond Program

On August 25, 2018, Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion in bonds to finance flood damage reduction projects in Harris County.

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