Procurement Perspectives: Factoring Political Dimension into Municipal Procurement
Article by ConstructConnect's, Stephen Bauld is a government procurement expert.
Although the importance of council supervision in the municipal procurement process is clear, difficulties arise when the political side of council thinking begins to cloud the discharge of its fiduciary responsibility."...
Cleveland's Fannie Lewis' law Upheld by Appellate Court
By Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com
Cleveland won another legal victory on Thursday in defense of its "Fannie Lewis" law that requires contractors on big government jobs to hire local workers."
Keep Sexual Harassment Out of Your Workplace
Published by Laborers' Health & Safety Fund of North America (LHSDNA), December, 2017; Vol 14, Num 7
The LHSFNA encourages all employers to establish a written policy on sexual harassment that addresses prevention, reporting, investigation and consequences."
Legislative Update - December 1, 2017
CEA Article 12/1/17
The Ohio General Assembly will likely be in session for two more weeks before they look to break for the new year. A big focus when legislators return will be on the State Capital Bill. The County continues its work to finalize its budget. County Council will hold multiple...
Construction Employment Increases in 243 Metro Areas Between October 2016 & 2017 as Officials Urge Changes to Tax Reform Bill to Sustain Growth
This article is from the website of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Growing demand, especially from the private sector, is continuing to drive construction employment gains...tax reform proposals now being debated in Washington can do even more to help ensure that metro areas will continue to add new...
U.S. Ports Warn that Tax Bill May Raise Project Costs
According an article in The Maritime Executive, The American Association of Port Authorities is worried that Congress’ ongoing tax reform plans could have a profound effect on financing for port infrastructure projects.
The House version of the Republican tax reform package – which was approved by the full House this week...
Congressional tax plan could hit builders big
By Crain's reporter Jay Miller
The tax plan also could have an impact on affordable housing and its developers, even though the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) would continue under the new bill."
Sections of the Congressional tax plan announced Thursday, Nov. 2,...
Senator Brown and Rep. Ryan to Introduce Plan to Save Pension Funds
By Jack Torry, The Columbus Dispatch on Senator Sherrod Brown and Rep. Tim Ryan efforts on trying to save the current pension funds.
Sen. Sherrod Brown plans to introduce a bill as early as this week that he says will guarantee thousands of retirees in Ohio receive the pensions they originally were promised....
CEA Legislative Update Week in Review - November 3, 2017
IntroThe Ohio Legislature has six or so legislative and committee days scheduled in the month of November. Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly have continued with a steady workload. The County Council has focused heavily on budget deliberations with agencies testifying before Council. ...
CEA Legislative Update - November 2017
The Ohio Legislature has six or so legislative and committee days scheduled in the month of November. Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly have continued with a steady workload. The County Council has focused heavily on budget deliberations with agencies testifying before Council. The Council also...