On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58). The IIJA includes the Build America, Buy America Act which declares that “none of the funds made available for a federal financial assistance program for infrastructure may be obligated for a project unless all of the
While its ultimate passage remains unclear, on August 10, 2021, the United States Senate approved passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R.3684) (“the Act”). According to the bill’s sponsors, the Act aims to accomplish the following:…
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Building upon the success of last year’s event, on May 31, 2018 Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group led the Second Construction Industry Roundtable Discussion at its Hartford office. With a variety of representatives from major Connecticut construction industry organizations and other industry stakeholders in attendance, the participants discussed issues affecting the construction industry in 2018 and beyond.
With 2018 being an election year in Connecticut, the discussion began with a question posed to all attendees about anticipated outcomes and impact of the gubernatorial election in November. All agreed that, while the result of the election remains difficult to predict, the next governor will inevitably be required to address continued challenges with the state’s economy as a whole and the burden of state government personnel costs specifically. Several expressed concern as to the State’s perceived unfavorable climate for doing business. As an industry particularly susceptible to influence by the current economic climate, it was agreed that good news for the economy and business growth would certainly be good news for the construction sector.
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We are hopefully nearing the end of a historic and troublesome Winter in the northeastern United States. In fact, it was not until this week that many of the cars on Boston’s streets were freed from what we thought were icy graves. Also, it finally seems that the MBTA is slowly but surely returning from…