• AGC Advocacy Report

  • Michael Gifford, AGC President & CEO
    January 27, 2023



  • State

    AGC at the Capitol for 2023 Legislative Session
    AGC CEO Michael Gifford and our lobbying team from Weist Capitol Group and Attwood Public Affairs were at the Capitol again this week for the 2023 legislative session. The team was able to learn of a number of bills that will be coming soon. In addition, the team is giving feedback to legislators on these bills, helping form coalitions to support & oppose, and is getting ready for the next Legislative Committee on Feb 7 to review these bills and discuss strategy moving forward.
    AGC Bill Tracker
    Throughout the legislative session, AGC puts bills supported or opposed by the AGC Legislative Committee in a bill tracker for members to review. The link to that tracker is included in the Advocacy Report every Friday and the Advocacy Report section of the AGC eNews every Monday. AGC Bill Tracker
    AGC Developed SB23-065 Career Development Success Program Introduced
    AGC teamed up with Colorado Succeeds to develop SB23-065 Career Development Success Program. Colorado Succeeds and AGC teamed up for the original bill and program in 2016, which provides a $1,000 reimbursement per student to a school district, for every student that completes an approved industry certificate program while in high school. The program originally provided $1M annually for the program, and was set to run through 2024. The program has become so popular (AGC/HBA’s construction program is one of the most awarded certificates) that school districts last year only received $469 per student even with a $4.5M budget (11,000 certificates were earned in multiple industries). The bill increases the annual budget to $10M, and extends the program to 2034.
    AGC Meets with CREA to Review 2023 Bills
    AGC CEO Michael Gifford is a leader in the Colorado Real Estate Alliance and met with other CREA members this week to review key bills that will affect the commercial and residential real estate development market. Bill topics include continued attacks on metro districts, further GHG emission reduction and beneficial electrification standards and regulations, and a rent control bill. CREA took several oppose positions as outlined below: 
    CREA Positions
    AGC Meets with AC-REP to Move Colorado Economy Forward
    AGC CEO Michael Gifford is a member of the Executive Committee of the Adams County Regional Economic Partnership (AC-REP) and met with the committee this week to continue business recruitment and retention plans and programs for the Adams County region and the Colorado economy.
  • Federal

    AGC Meets with FHWA Administrator
    AGC discussed top industry priorities, including, ongoing implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the DBE program, ongoing supply chain constraints, and work zone safety. - Read more
    WebEd: The Power of Robotics
    On February 16, take this opportunity to learn from leaders at McCarthy Building Companies on their utilization of construction robots on two active jobsites to help leverage workforce productivity amid a time of labor shortages.  - Read more
    WebEd: Bringing Together GC & Specialty Safety Programs
    On February 22, join leading general contractor and specialty contractor safety professionals for an interactive, townhall style webinar on the successes and pain points of harmonizing two safety programs on the jobsite. - Read more
    Political Snippets from Around the Country
    Check out these political snippets on the congressional, gubernatorial, and state races from across the country. - Read more

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