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ABC Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson’s Statement on Governor Hochul’s Budget Address

ABC Empire State Chapter President Brian Sampson’s Statement on Governor Hochul’s Budget Address The following statement is attributable to Brian Sampson, President, Associated Builders & Contractors Empire State Chapter: We applaud Governor Hochul’s calls to invest in new affordable housing projects and incentivize economic development. She must remember that construction in New York is already…

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ABC Dedicates WNY Classrooms in Memory of Charles “Chip” Jones, Jr.

ABC Dedicates WNY Classrooms in Memory of Charles “Chip” Jones, Jr. Classrooms dedicated in memory of beloved member who passed away this summer. Last week, The Empire State Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors held a dedication ceremony at its Western New York Regional Office, in Buffalo, in honor of Charles G. “Chip” Jones, Jr.…

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Aug. 23 Primary Election Recap

Aug. 23 Primary Election Recap On Tuesday, August 23rd New York State held its second Primary Election of the year, this time focused on the U.S House of Representatives and the New York State Senate. This was the last primary in the state before the General Election on November 8, 2022. Below, you will find a…

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Key Races to Watch

Key Races to Watch Heading into next week’s primary, it’s a critical time for New York to play a pivotal role on the national stage. We have several U.S House of Representative races that are pitting Republican vs Republican and Democrat vs Democrat. This year, New York can impact who controls the House after the…

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NYS June Primary Results

NYS June Primary Results New York State’s primary for all statewide and Assembly races was held on June 28th. As a reminder, this is the first of two primary elections held in New York, the primary for the Senate and for the House of Representatives will take place on August 23rd. Here is a recap…

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NYS Changing Definition of “Covered Renewable Energy Project”

NYS Changing Definition of “Covered Renewable Energy Project” Mandates prevailing wage & labor agreements on virtually all green energy projects At the end of the legislative session, lawmakers in both houses voted to pass a bill that will change the definition of a “covered renewable energy project” from five megawatts or more to one megawatt…

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2022 New York State Legislative Session Recap

2022 New York State Legislative Session Recap The New York State legislative session officially wrapped up on June 4th. It was a very busy session, more than 1,000 pieces of legislation passed plus over 600 bills were passed by either the Senate or Assembly. The ABC Empire State Chapter’s Government Affairs team has prepared a…

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What Construction of New Bills Stadium Could Mean for Trade Jobs

What Construction of New Bills Stadium Could Mean for Trade Jobs ABC’s Brian Sampson calls PLA on Bills stadium “a slap in the face to our workers.” Building a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills will create 10,000 construction jobs, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. The project is expected to cost $1.4 billion with New…

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ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule

ABC Urges Withdrawal of Davis Bacon Rule In a comment letter filed on May 17, Associated Builders and Contractors urged President Biden’s U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw an inflationary and flawed proposed rule revising Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts regulations that apply to federal and federally assisted construction projects funded by taxpayers. “The DOL’s proposed rule does…

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DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

DOL Announces Proposed Rule on Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced proposed amendments to its occupational injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. According to DOL’s press release, the proposed rule would: Require establishments with 100 or more employees in certain high-hazard…

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