Post Tagged with: "infrastructure"

Road To Nowhere: Michigan Legislature Fails – Again– To Come Up With Funding Stream For Infrastructure

LANSING, Mich. –Michigan’s construction industry came close to getting an infusion of up to $1.7 billion in money to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges. But what’s the old saying? Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

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Michigan House OKs More Road Money, But Prevailing Wage Repeal Lurks

By Marty Mulcahy, Editor, The Building Tradesman LANSING, Mich. –More money to improve Michigan’s crumbling roads and repair its bridges seems to be on the way, as the state House on May 12 adopted a 10-bill package that adds $450 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation budget. But lurking behind that positive action is yet another GOP anti-worker scheme: […]

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Obama Budget Blueprint Would Increase Infrastructure Spending, Raise Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON –Democratic President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the year starting Oct. 1 would increase spending for improving infrastructure and raise the federal minimum wage, among other initiatives. His proposals drew accolades from union leaders, who, however, said there were still some key omissions.  The House’s ruling Republicans panned Obama’s blueprint. Typical were comments from AFGE President J. David Cox, […]

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