AGC Advocacy Report
Michael Gifford, AGC President & CEO
June 22, 2018
Still Time to Vote! Ballots Due by June 26 at 7:00pm
Colorado’s Primary Election is June 26, 2018. You should have received your ballot in the mail by now. It is now too late to mail in your ballot, but you can still vote your ballot and drop it off at an official location in your county by June 26 at 7:00pm. The easiest way to find your ballot drop off locations is to look at the insert in your mailed ballot. It will list your county drop-off locations. You can also go to www.GoVoteColorado.com.
AGC Recommends Polly Lawrence for State Treasurer
Polly is running for State Treasurer in the Republican Primary on June 26. If you are voting in the Republican Primary you have the opportunity to vote for Polly. She is associated with Lawrence Construction, a 93-year-old Colorado heavy highway construction firm. Lawrence Construction is a member of AGC’s sister chapter the CCA (Colorado Contractor’s Association). Polly is currently a member of the State House of Representatives for HD39 for Douglass and Teller counties. To donate to Polly’s State Treasurer campaign visit www.polly2018.com.
Governor Issues Executive Order on Misclassification of Construction Employees
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed an executive order creating a joint task force including employer and employee groups to better address payroll and worker misclassification in Colorado's construction industry. According to the Governor’s Office “Misclassification of employees as independent contractors and other labor law violations disadvantage both law-abiding construction contractors and construction workers in Colorado. Some labor brokers within Colorado’s construction industry have been found to have purposefully misclassified workers to avoid paying unemployment premiums and payroll taxes”. AGC has been named as one of seven members of the task force to help make sure the problem is addressed in an efficient and effective way. View the entire executive order here.
AGC Meets with Rep. Mike Coffman
AGC CEO Michael Gifford met with Rep. Mike Coffman this week to discuss state & federal construction industry issues. One issue that was discussed was immigration policy and the need to increase the number of H-2B Visas allowed for temporary workers for the construction industry. AGC also sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Ryan regarding the 2 Immigration bills before the House this week. Click here to view the letter.
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