Legislative Update

Idaho Legislative Update – ABC Making Progress on CM/GC Bill . . . Big Battles Remain

Thanks to the fantastic efforts of so many ABC members emailing and calling members of the Idaho House Business Committee, the ABC backed bill, HB 119 passed out of committee by a close vote of 9 to 7.

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Hearing Tomorrow on HB 119

Good news!  We now have a firm hearing on HB 119, our proposed bill that would amend Idaho’s CM/GC bill to better protect ALL parties in the construction industry and taxpayers! 

After canceling the hearing last week, House Business Committee Chairman Vito Barbieri decided late yesterday that the hearing will go forward, TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH AT 1:30 pm Mountain Time. Read the rest of entry »

Legislative Alert! Your Action Needed!

Good news! Last week the Idaho House Business Committee voted to formally “print” ABC‘s proposed amendments to Idaho’s CM/GC law as an actual bill.

The bill number is HO 119. It is presently scheduled for a formal hearing on Wednesday February 25th at 1:30 PM before the House Business Committee in the State Capitol. Read the rest of entry »

Idaho CM/GC Law

Legislative Alert!  Your action needed now to amend the Idaho CM/GC law!

After working diligently with members of the Idaho Legislature regarding suggested amendments to Idaho’s new CM/GC law, we will have an initial hearing on the bill TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 10th in the House Business Committee.

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CM/GC Issue in Idaho

You might recall that last week the ABC Idaho Government Affairs Committee, along with some members of the CM/GC Task force met in person and via conference call to discuss some proposed changes to the new Idaho CM/GC law that ABC will attempt to move forward this session.
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Legislative Update for Idaho and Washington: 1-20-2015


CM/GC LegislationLast week ABC met with key members of leadership and committees to discuss the deficiencies of the new CM/GC bill passed in the last legislative session. The legislators were very receptive to ABC’s information, and concerned about the potential unintended consequences of the new bill. Read the rest of entry »

Whitworth University Leadership Luncheon

Featuring Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice – Thursday, October 9, 2014, 12:00 Noon, Spokane Convention Center.  ABC has reserved
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The Annual Washington Policy Center Dinner

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Spokane Convention Center.  Speakers include 
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Summer '14 Legislative Review and a Quick Look Ahead

A key part of ABC’s mission is to advance and protect Free Enterprise and the Merit Shop – which means ABC is constantly working at all levels of government to protect your interests and keep markets open and free for Merit Shop contractors and your employees.
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Coalition Stops Spokane City Council Initiative to Impose Apprenticeship Quotas

In August, members of the Spokane City Council previewed a new local ordinance that would impose a 15% apprenticeship quota on Spokane public works projects over $200,000
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