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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
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Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
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As opportunities grow for public-private partnership procurement, political risk is the main threat to P3 projects. To sustain and grow the P3 market, the benefits will have to be communicated to elected officials and the...more
While it may go down as a classic case of “bad facts making bad law,” last week’s ruling rejecting the government’s NEPA analysis for the controversial Illiana Expressway is the just the latest in a disturbing trend for large...more
Arizona law has long protected the rights of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to prompt payment. However, all such protections have not extended to design professionals. For example, in 2013, the Arizona Court of...more
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law new public-private partnership (P3) legislation, the Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act (SB 59) (the Act) on May 5, 2015. The Act allows state and local...more
The Minnesota legislature recently passed a bill amending Minnesota’s Responsible Contractor Act. Going into the session, contractor lobbyists knew they could not expect of the law to be repealed. Their goal was to reduce...more
As part of Infrastructure Week, 2015, several interested organizations banded together for an afternoon meeting on Monday, May 11, that focused on public-private partnerships as a way out of the infrastructure crunch. ...more
On April 21, 2015, Finance Minister Joe Oliver tabled the 2015 federal budget (Budget). The Budget reaffirmed several of the government’s past commitments to infrastructure renewal and introduced some new measures of interest...more
Would private developers build affordable housing if there were no government subsidies? Rep. Mike Capuano (D-MA) and his colleagues explored that question and other topics during a House Financial Service Subcommittee...more
A bill is wending its way through the Connecticut Legislature that would encourage greater participation by minority contractors on public works projects. The bill, Senate Bill 830, would require that by October 2015 the...more
In This Issue:
- Determination First, Details to Follow
- Committee Approves State False Claims Act
- Rent-to-Own Legislation Substantially Modified
- Senate Judiciary Considers Limit on Building...more
In Carnell Construction Corp. v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, 745 F.3d 703 (2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the trial court’s ruling that, without government approval,...more
To get a P3 proposal to the starting line, public officials need to make sure that there is clarity and agreement on basic issues and priorities -
Aging and inadequate infrastructure, required upgrades and scarce...more
At its meeting last week, the California Transportation Commission allocated $174.8 million to 85 projects around the state. Some of the projects receiving allocations this month include: You can find a full list of projects...more
New Law Consolidates Certain Design-Build Authorizations Under a Single Statute -
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August 23rd marks the one-year anniversary of House Bill 857 (“HB 857”) becoming law in North Carolina. Through the enactment of HB 857, the Tar Heel state opened its doors to what is commonly referred to across the country...more
As part of his ongoing effort to urge Congress to address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs, President Obama recently announced the signing of an executive order creating the Build America Investment Initiative (the...more
President Obama has announced an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. Along with the recently touted “infrastructure bank,” Thursday’s announcement shows additional...more
President Barak Obama today announced the Build America Investment Initiative (the “Initiative”). According to the Fact Sheet released by the White House in advance of the announcement, the purpose of the Initiative is to...more
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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) plans to issue proposed rules implementing President Obama’s recent executive actions on the compensation practices of federal contractors. ...more
After seven years of effort, Congress passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. President Obama is poised to add his signature. This is a vitally important piece of legislation for BB&K clients and...more
The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee released a bipartisan six-year surface transportation bill late yesterday evening. The bill, titled the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, will be marked up by the committee on...more
On February 12, 2014, President Obama increased the minimum wage for federal contractors and subcontractors by an Executive Order to $10.10 per hour. This announcement comes on the heels of 13 states and four cities that also...more
It has been widely reported that during his State of the Union address the President will announce a plan to issue an executive order requiring construction workers on federal projects be paid a minimum wage of at least...more
President Obama is expected to announce at his State of the Union address that he will issue an executive order to increase the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.
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