Today, AGC’s Board of Directors voted to formalize two updated Core Policy Positions regarding career technical education and the use of alternative contracting methods. On Wednesday April 2, the Legislative Committee Forum convened and conducted a general review of AGC’s standing Core Policies. As our members know, AGC is highly agenda-driven. AGC’s lobbying team uses these core policies to guide their work in Salem during legislative sessions and as the key communication tool with all public policy makers. The impact of having standing, long-term core policies that maximize AGC influence in the Capitol and during policy discussions cannot be overstated.
Following Chapter Protocol, the Legislative Committee submitted their suggested changes to the Executive Committee on Wednesday April 9. The Executive Committee reviewed and approved the following substantive changes to the core policy positions:
1. Update the Advocate & Support Workforce Development Investments section regarding vocational high school pilots to say: “Support funding of career technical education”
2. Update the Preserve & Advocate Competitive Public Works Contracting Laws section regarding CMGC to say: “Support the use of CMGC, Design-Build, Public-Private Partnerships (P3) and other alternative contracting methods only when the public benefits have been verified and all contractors are able to compete on a level playing field.”
At today’s Board of Directors meeting, these changes were formally ratified and approved. A copy of AGC’s Core Policies can be found here and on the Government Affairs page of the website.
For any questions related to AGC’s Core Policy Positions, please contact John Rakowitz at 503-317-1781.