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NCDOT, CAGC and CAPA Encourage Your Participation In Highway Construction Wage Survey by April 11, 2012

Sen. James J. Davis (R-PA) and Rep. Robert L. Bacon (R-NY), co-sponsors of the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (“NCDOT”), in conjunction with Carolinas AGC (“CAGC”) and the Carolinas Asphalt Paving Association (“CAPA”), is conducting a Highway Construction Wage Survey to determine the validity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s prevailing wage determinations for North Carolina highway projects under the federal Davis-Bacon Act.

All highway contractors and subcontractors who performed construction, alteration and/or repair of roads, streets, highways, runways, taxiways, alleys, trails, paths, parking areas, bridges or other similar projects with a value greater than $2000 between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011, whether financed by federal, state, municipal and/or private funds, are encouraged to participate in the survey.

Please note that the deadline for participation in the survey is Wednesday, April 11, 2012.

Additional information about the survey can be found here.  The survey can be filled out online here.  Click “Continue reading” below for more information about the Davis-Bacon Act and the importance of your participation in the current survey.

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Postcard from Hilton Head: Greetings from CAGC’s 91st Annual Convention

Yesterday marked the first full day of Carolinas AGC’s 91st Annual Convention, taking place this year at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa.  With over 350 attendees, this year’s event is CAGC’s best-attended annual convention in five years.

Day 1 highlights included remarks by 2012 AGC president Joe Jarboe, an update on the reauthorization of the federal highway/transit investment law from Rich Juliano of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (“ARTBA”) and a presentation about the possibilities social media presents to the construction industry.

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Senate Follows House’s Lead, Votes to Terminate 3% Withholding Tax on Contractors

Ding, dong the tax is dead.

By a unanimous 95-0 vote, the U.S. Senate put an end to the 3% withholding tax on contractors due to go into effect in January 2012.  Since the legislation has already passed the U.S. House and is part of President Obama’s much-discussed jobs package, the White House is expected to sign the legislation into law soon.

Coverage from the Washington Post can be found here.  A press release from Carolinas AGC marking the occasion can be found here.  My earlier coverage of this story can be found here.

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