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EPA Preferable Purchasing encompasses GreenCircle

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (EPP) has recognized the Certified Environmental Facts multi-attribute label, developed by GreenCircle Certified LLC. EPP references specifications, standards and ecolabels to help federal agency purchasers identify and specify environmentally sustainable products and services.

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Hybrid plans at heart of proposed multiemployer pension system reform

U.S. Representatives Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) present their Give Retirement Options to Workers (GROW) Act as a bipartisan effort designed to modernize, strengthen and safeguard the multiemployer pension plan system for the future.

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Caucus weighs user fees, P3, smart investment for infrastructure policy

An Infrastructure Working Group within the 48-member, bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus has issued a new report, “Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure,” offering solutions to improve highways, roads and bridges, transit and railways, ports and airports, water and sewer systems, the power grid, plus broadband and communications networks. 

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Trump infrastructure plan: Spur investment, cut permitting, improve training

President Donald Trump’s formal infrastructure proposal hinges on four basic principals: stimulate at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending through a 10-year, $200-billion federal commitment; shorten project permitting windows; invest in rural transportation, environmental and related public works; and, improve training to attract qualified workers to the trades.

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Yes Virginia: Sound policies equate to top Merit Shop score

Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard,” takes stock of state policies that influence the success or failure of a free enterprise-based environment for construction companies. It highlights states where merit shop contractors are well-positioned to succeed and calls attention to states where strategic improvements need to be made based on their prevailing wage and project labor agreement (PLA) mandate policies; Right to Work status; commitment to developing a well-trained workforce; career and technical education opportunities; and, use of public-private partnerships (P3s).

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