NC & SC Legislative Updates – May 2019
NC Update provided by Connie Wilson and Lexi Arthur, CRMCA NC Lobbyists At the beginning of May, the NC House of Representatives approved its $23.9 billion state budget by a vote of 61-51 floor vote along party lines. Many members of the Democrat minority criticize the budget for not fully expanding Medicaid, and insist that...
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Guest Post: No More Low-Alkali Cement – WHY!
No More Low-Alkali Cement – WHY! Robert E. Neal, Lehigh Cement Co. Beginning in 2019 there will no longer be “low-alkali cement”! What? Has the portland cement manufacturing processed changed such that low-alkali cement doesn’t exist anymore – the answer is NO. But in June of 2019 ASTM C 150 Standard Specification for Portland Cement...
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NC & SC Legislative Updates – April 2019
NC Update provided by Connie Wilson and Lexi Arthur, CRMCA NC Lobbyists Concrete Day at the NCGA was another success this year, as legislators attended both the legislative breakfast early April 4th and the reception the prior evening. CRMCA members walked the halls and met with legislators to discuss the industry. The day was full...
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NC & SC Legislative Updates – March 2019
NC Update provided by Connie Wilson and Lexi Arthur, CRMCA NC Lobbyists Early this month, Governor Cooper released his 2019-21 budget. As expected, included in his budget’s priorities is the proposal to expand Medicaid – a controversial effort that will continue to cause unrest both within the General Assembly, and between the Legislature and the...
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NC & SC Legislative Updates – Feb. 2019
NC Update: The General Assembly returned to Raleigh in late January to begin the 2019 long session. Although Republicans lost the super majority, they maintained the overall majority in the legislature. Nevertheless, the loss of a veto-proof Republican majority will result in a different dynamic than last year’s session.  As expected, many Republican legislators disagree...
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