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Congress discusses expanded oil and gas drilling as source of transportation funding

Congress discusses expanded oil and gas drilling as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 29, 2013

With talks in Congress over how to raise transportation funding at a standstill, some lawmakers have voiced their opinion that ...

Congressional transportation funding talks at a stalemate

Congressional transportation funding talks at a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 26, 2013

With the expiration of of the MAP-21 transportation bill coming in September of next year, congressional talks about how to ...

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting immigration reform

Why construction unions are wrong in fighting...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 26, 2013

Ah politics! Strange bedfellows. Even stranger enemies. One would think the universal brotherhood of union workers would welcome with solidarity the ...

ASCE says U.S. infrastructure investment is “treading water”

ASCE says U.S. infrastructure investment is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2013

After giving American infrastructure a grade of D+, the American Society of Civil Engineers says that the country's investment planned ...

Protests ensue after University of Tennessee receives approval for fracking on school land

Protests ensue after University of Tennessee receives...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 20, 2013

University of Tennessee officials are moving forward with a plan to drill oil and gas wells for hydraulic fracturing—also known ...

Senate unlikely to adopt ID card for legal worker verification due to high costs

Senate unlikely to adopt ID card for legal worker...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Mar 13, 2013

Senators working on an immigration bill are not likely to adopt a high-tech ID card for workers because of costs, ...

Opinion: Jeb Bush’s immigration solution “elegantly simple”

Opinion: Jeb Bush’s immigration solution...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Mar 11, 2013

One might have known that the best idea to come forth on immigration in decades is now being trashed by ...

Senate bill would create incentives for private transportation investment

Senate bill would create incentives for private...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 05, 2013

As the federal government continues to search for ways to grapple with the country's slowly crumbling infrastructure, two Senators have ...

Undocumented workers make up half of Texas’ construction workforce

Undocumented workers make up half of Texas’...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 26, 2013

A report released Thursday alleges that half of the construction workers in Texas are undocumented, aka illegal aliens. Why is nobody ...

Gastrobus food truck in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Opinion: Food trucks an American and construction...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 12, 2013

I couldn’t help but notice an ugly irony in the headlines last month. The American Interest’s Walter Russell Mead posted a ...

States begin new projects rather than repairing, maintaining existing infrastructure

States begin new projects rather than repairing,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 04, 2013

The main reason the U.S. can't afford to maintain its existing roads and bridges? States keep building new ones, reports ...

Opinion: Bill extensions becoming the norm for this Congress

Opinion: Bill extensions becoming the norm for this...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 21, 2013

I had to laugh a little, sadly, last week when I read that Congress couldn't get a farm bill passed. ...

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