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Blacklisting Regulation Repeal to Become Law Today

Thanks to AGC advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, AGC and its members are on the verge of a major legislative victory: the repeal of the so-called “Blacklisting” regulations, which would have implemented President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive … Continue reading

OR Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Big River Const.

Oregon Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Big River Construction, Affirming Lower Court’s Judgment Against the City of Tillamook Court affirms that the City of Tillamook Breached its Contract with Big River Construction Originally published by Schwabe, Williamson & … 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

Review and Comment on the ODOT Disparity Study

2016 ODOT Disparity Study The Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 Disparity Study is analyzing whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms in the Oregon transportation contracting industry and in its own contracts. This information will … Continue reading

Over 50 Employees and Working on a State Contract?

Effective January 1, 2016: Pay Equity Compliance Certificate Requirement Senate Bill 491 established the requirement for the bidder or proposer to comply with the pay equity provisions of state law for state agency procurements. Who If you are an employer … Continue reading

AGC’s 2015 Legislative Session Report

On Monday, July 6, the 2015 Oregon Legislature finished its business. Most observers agree this was unlike any session in recent memory. Before the session really got underway, Governor John Kitzhaber was forced to resign on February 18 and was … Continue reading

Seminars to Navigate Occupational Wage Survey

Portland and Salem Seminars Will Help Construction Industry Navigate Occupational Wage Survey Free workshops will provide tips to make survey reporting easier Three construction industry-focused seminars will help contractors and subcontractors understand the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) occupational … Continue reading

AGC’s 2015 Mid-Session Report

Last week, the 2015 Legislative Session reached its first crucial deadline. Most bills not voted on as of last Tuesday’s self-imposed deadline are likely not moving forward in this session. To date, AGC has closely tracked over 250 of the … Continue reading

ODOT Disparity Study Public Meetings

ODOT is conducting a study that will analyze whether minority- and women-owned businesses have equal access to contracting opportunities within Oregon’s transportation contracting industry and with ODOT’s own contracts. Keen Independent Research will manage the study, which will include public … Continue reading

Costs run high for Portland’s digital permitting efforts

From Projected costs for Portland’s paperless building permit system have increased by more than 40 percent while the timeline for the long-awaited technology project has slipped by about a year. City officials now expect the Bureau of Development Services’ new … Continue reading