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OP-ED: 2016 elections are over – where do we go from here?

Nearly 50 years ago, another Republican President-elect, Richard Nixon, spoke of the “silent majority.” He described these Americans as a large and normally undemonstrative cross-section of the country that just went about their business. These Americans worked hard and didn’t … Continue reading

The Importance of Balance in Government

The Ancient Greeks spoke and wrote of the importance of balance. This concept embodied the ideals of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence … Continue reading

The Industry’s VOTE Matters!

A Message from AGC’s Executive Director Oregon voters begin receiving their ballots this week… The 2016 election cycle has been unlike any other. From House and Senate races to statewide races and initiative referrals, we are being inundated with television … Continue reading

What Breakout Sessions will you be attending Saturday, August 13?

2016 AGC Summer Convention Sunriver Resort Ι Sunriver, Oregon August 11–13 If You’re Not First, You’re Last! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE   Presented by Saturday, August 13 is packed full with a wide range of top notch breakout … Continue reading

Premier Breakout Session Just Added

2016 AGC Summer Convention Sunriver Resort Ι Sunriver, Oregon August 11–13 If You’re Not First, You’re Last! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE   Presented by Premier Breakout Session Just Added to the Convention Schedule Saturday, August 13 11:00 am–12:00 … Continue reading

Minimum Wage Rule

Minimum Wage Rule Rule Effective Date: July 1, 2016 In anticipation of July 1 for minimum wage implementations, the State of Oregon has issued the ruling regarding how employees are to be paid with particular attention to employees that work … Continue reading

OP-ED: Oregon’s initiative and referendum process: a growing crisis

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver Oregon’s system of “direct government” is failing us. That is a strong statement, I know, but first a little American history. The … Continue reading

OP-ED: A postmortem of the 2016 legislative session

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver Oregon’s 78th legislative session came to a close earlier this month. This session was the third official “short session” constitutionally mandated to … Continue reading

2016 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

On Thursday, March 3, the third constitutionally mandated “short session” came to a close. This session was not “business as usual” and was certainly not what the voters had in mind in November 2010 when they approved short sessions intended … Continue reading

Sick Leave Assistance Is Available to You!

Miss out on AGC’s Sick Leave Technical Assistance Seminars? We’ve got you covered! Did you miss out on AGC’s construction-specific seminars in Redmond and Eugene last week? If so, you missed a wonderful continental breakfast and some great information! But … Continue reading


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