Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Capitol
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legislative update

Get the latest news from MUCA's Government Relations team

Day of the Dozers
Sept. 30, 2017
ERX Motor Park

Get ready for a fantastic opportunity to share the joy of construction with kids from across the region!

Day of the Dozers is a unique opportunity for the contracting community to share safety messages and instill the wonder of construction in our future workforce.

The best part is all proceeds go to Children’s Hospitals & Clinics!

To learn more, get involved, volunteer or sponsor, click here.



Batter Up – Family Day at The Saints!

We had over 100 MUCA friends and family join us to watch the Saints win on a perfect day at CHS Field Sunday.

The Saints bested the Cleburne Railroaders from Texas by a score of 8 to 5.

Thanks to HD Supply, Magney Construction, Lametti & Sons, Ess Brothers & Sons, Brenteson Companies, and Visu-Sewer for sharing in the fun!

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Executive Order Targets Environmental Permitting

From: Clean Water Construction Coalition

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Tuesday, "establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects."

The Order echoed the overarching theme of the President’s 2017 Infrastructure Week address, reiterating that the current environmental process is cumbersome, often unnecessarily delaying and even blocking projects from getting built.

The transportation and utility industry sees this guidance as essential to speeding up project rollout, as it aims to reduce approval time to two years or less by creating mechanisms for agency goals and accountability in addition to a "One Federal Decision" protocol to help shepherd projects through the reviews and permitting process.

The Order also revokes an Obama-era executive order that required federal projects to account for flooding, sea level rise and other consequences of climate change.

The full text of the executive order can be found here.

MUCA Urges Minnesota Legislators to Support H.R. 3387

MUCA sent letters to every Minnesota U.S. Senator and Congressional Representative requesting support for H.R. 3387, a reauthorization measure that substantially increases the annual funding for the Drinking Water SRF program. The bill authorizes $8 billion over a five-year period.

It has been almost two decades since the Drinking Water SRF program has been reauthorized. Read one of the letters sent and feel free to use the content to send your own request for support.

Register Now for the Clay Shoot Classic!

Friday, Oct. 6th 2017
Horse & Hunt Club, Prior Lake

I can’t believe August is almost over! Be prepared for fall by warming up your shooting skills at MUCA’s Clay Shoot Classic. Teams can be four or five people and Sponsorships are welcome!

Register Here.

Membership Visit Thanks

The MEA Gas Operations Conference in Rochester was a perfect one-stop-shop to say hello and chat with several MUCA Members last week. Thanks to Joe Swan and Michelle Trapp with Michels Corp, Ward Westphal with MP Technologies, Dennis Klumb, Jr. with KS Energy Services, Andy Bohlig with Jager Outdoors, Rob Tumbleson with Ellingson, Jen Holmstadt with WSB & Associates, and Keith Griffin with Q3 Contracting for the taking the time to visit.

If you would like a Member Visit, please contact me at (651) 735-3908 or stephaniem@muca.org.

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Stephanie Menning, Executive Director
Phone: 651-735-3908 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | Email: info@muca.org
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