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Apr 26, 2017
CII’s Annual Conference is the nation’s premiere capital projects conference, bringing together the brightest minds in academia, industry experts and innovative researchers. Discover how CII can help develop your capital projects and build shareholder value for your company. You will hear from a great line-up of some the industry's most dynamic leaders, industry panelists, and keynote speakers. This is an event you can’t afford to miss.
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Apr 26, 2017
The White House rolled out its tax proposal, which aides have billed as “the biggest individual and business tax cut in American history” on April 26. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Economic Council Chair Gary Cohn laid out President Trump’s principles for reform from behind the podium, and a one-page document was distributed to the press.
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Apr 26, 2017
Construction Executive (CE) is proud to announce its latest editorial award, a Silver Azbee from the Association of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) for Individual Profile – Mid-Atlantic Region. The article, authored by Managing Editor Lauren Pinch, details the career trajectory and management philosophy of ABC 2016 Chair, David Chapin. The full article can be viewed here. 
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Apr 26, 2017
A new report released by the Empire Center for Public Policy on April 24 found that prevailing wage requirements inflate the cost of publicly funded construction projects in New York by between 13 percent and 25 percent. The varying percentages are based on the area or region of the state. Taxpayers can expect to pay billions in extra costs, given the tens of billions the state plans to spend on public projects over the next five to 10 years.  
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Apr 19, 2017
On April 7, Arkansas Gov.Asa Hutchinson signed a bill repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. The legislation, SB 601 (Act 1068), was approved by the Arkansas House of Representatives on March 30 by a vote of 70-24; the Arkansas Senate passed the bill on March 21 by a bipartisan vote of 28-5. Arkansas is now the 22nd state without a prevailing wage and the second state to take significant action on the issue this year. Kentucky signed a prevailing wage repeal bill into law in January. In 2015, Nevada made significant reforms to its prevailing wage law, while Indiana and West Virginia joined the list of states without a prevailing wage. 
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Standing Committees:



   
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
Mission: To advance and protect ABC’s interest in the legislative arena and to promote member involvement in the political process.



                          

Mission: To identify and recruit potential members who believe in the merit philosophy. To educate the membership on ABC services and help to promote involvement in the association. Create and volunteer to help ABC NJ run value added networking opportunities for members.

 
     
   
EDUCATION & TRAINING COMMITTEE Safety COMMITTEE
Mission: To provide a comprehensive, membership-guided curriculum of educational programs targeted to employees of construction at all levels. Mission: To build and cultivate a culture of safety among our members to help all our member employees to go home safe every night. 

            

 
     
   
Events Committee young professionals Committee

Mission: To promote the capabilities of our membership to the construction user public, and to educate those users on the advantages of using Merit Contractors. To educate the membership on ABC services and help to promote involvement in the association.

Mission: To build tomorrow's leaders today by encouraging career-minded individuals through leadership development, training and peer evaluation while focusing on the merit philosophy.

                                                     

 
   
     

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE & BOARD OF TRUSTEES               

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN A COMMITTEE?
You will:
    • Learn new and key information
    • Facilitate change
    • Put your ideas into action
    • Solve an industry concern
    • Help lead ABC New Jersey Chapter
    • Network with others in your industry
    • Be a leader in your industry

Let your voice be heard! Sit among like-minded decision makers when you join a committee at ABC. As a committee member, you will have an insider perspective of the many different initiatives within the New Jersey Chapter. Most committees meet at the Chapter Office on a monthly or bimonthly basis for 1-2 hours and consist of 5-10 members. Getting involved in a committee is a great way to make the most of your membership with ABC. Contact the respective staff liaison to find out when the next committee will meet.