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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    On November 7, an AGC MA delegation met with the House Ways & Means General Counsel to express its strong opposition to Senate Bill 1019 and House Bill 1005 “An Act Relative to Transparency in Employee Benefits Reporting in Private Construction”. Over half of all House members have signed on to the bill.   The legislation attempts to curtail the practice of misclassifying workers as ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
      On November 13, AGC MA facilitated a conference call between the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) and AGC of America Chief Economist Ken Simonson to discuss national and local school construction cost trends. MSBA is seeking a deeper understanding of the factors behind recent, unexpected cost escalations on their school building projects. The spikes transcend Chapter 149 and 149A ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    AGC MA joined five other allied construction organizations in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) this month to voice industry opposition to a lower court ruling adverse to the construction industry.  The lower court ruling turned on an obscure decision from 1906, which resulted in a contractor forfeiting $14 million in contract balance and ...read more
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    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    On November 6, AGC hosted a meeting of the executive directors and legislative staff of 15 largest allied employer trade associations representing commercial design and construction firms in Massachusetts. This was the first such meeting in over 10 years.  Main objective: to underscore the power and influence of the industry when the groups work together on Beacon Hill. There was consensus ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    On 5/31, Bob Lizza (Consigli), Brad Gordon (Gilbane), Patrick Huntington (AGC MA Lobbyist), and  (Bob Petrucelli (AGC MA) met with Staff of Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester), Senate Chair of the Committee on Labor & Workforce Development, to discuss our concerns with ASM’s Indemnity bill. Please clickhere to see AGC’s letter in opposition. The Senate Staff was mindful of the great opposition by ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    On 5/2, AGC MA joined a coalition of public and private Owner groups to testify in opposition to ASM’s Indemnity legislation (House Bill 2369) at a public hearing before the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development. Please clickhere to see attached letter submitted by the Coalition that includes AGC MA, NAIOP, AICUM (Association of Independent Colleges & Universities), MMA (Mass. ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    On 6/12, AGC MA testified in support of three AGC MA bills filed for the 2017 Legislative Session before the joint Senate/House Committee on State Administration:  Senate Bill 1710 & House Bill 3383 – “An Act Relative to the Fair Participation of Minority & Women AGC’s MBE/WBE’s on Public Construction Projects.”   -        Would provide the necessary changes to the current law to allow DCAMM ...read more
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    6th Annual AGC MA Service Day to Benefit St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children  Boston, Mass.— On Friday, May 19th for the third year in a row, more than 100 volunteers and 50 companies representing the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC of MA) return to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children to repair and enhance the Dorchester campus.  The day-long project, which kicks ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    HB 729 – Priority of Liens on Private Construction Contracts(Rep. Cahill)Seeks to address those situations where a contractor or construction manager has filed a notice of contract on a project before the mortgage for the project financing has been recorded.  The contractor or CM that agrees to remove their NOC in order to give preference to the mortgage will risk losing their priority position to ...read more
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    Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has submitted a proposed Ordinance to the City Council that will “require all permit applicants to swear and affirm their company/individuals work histories and allowing for department Commissioners to deny or revoke a permit based on safety concerns including company and/or individual OSHA violations.” The proposed ordinance is in response to the recent, tragic trench ...read more
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