Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Capitol
Happenings

legislative update

Get the latest news from MUCA's Government Relations team

MN CGA Free Damage Prevention Meetings

Every year the MN Regional Common Ground Alliance offers FREE Damage Prevention Meetings to prepare your crews for the coming construction season and review best practices in Call Before You Dig.

These sessions are located across the state in the winter and early spring. To find one near you and reserve your spot, visit the MN CGA website here.



MN Legislative Session Starts Soon – DONATE to the PAC Now!

Once again MUCA will be heading to the Capitol to encourage investment in infrastructure spending to keep your businesses thriving and growing.

The MUCA PAC contributes to candidates who support the issues of concern to underground utility contractors.

Read more about the PAC here

To contribute, complete and return this form.

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

DEED Awards Four Greater MN Cities $5.4M Infrastructure Grants

DEED awarded the funding from its Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure Grant Program for projects in Royalton, Brooten, Marshall and Luverne. The grants were approved during the fourth quarter of 2017.

Projects include sewer improvements in Brooten; storm and sanitary sewer, and water main improvements in Luverne; water and sewer service in Royalton; water main, storm and sanitary sewer improvements in Marshall.

Learn more here.

Training Opportunities from The Builders Group

The Builders Group (TBG) has announced training opportunities that are coming up in February and March. Sessions include Excavation Awareness & Planning, Confined Space Awareness & Planning, and OSHA 10 Hour.

Check Out TBG’s Training Calendar Here.

Membership Renewal Thanks!

Many thanks to St. Paul Utilities, Olson’s Sewer Service Inc., and Neenah Foundry for renewing your investment in your association for 2018!

To join or renew, simply log in to the MUCA Membership page on the website. You’ll need your login and password. If you don’t know it, email or call (651) 735-3908.

Clean Water Construction Coalition Update

The Clean Water Construction Coalition (CWCC) report for February notes the comments from the President’s State of the Union Address, and his goal to spend $1.5 Trillion on infrastructure. The update includes briefings on the Senate and House Committees on Public Works and Transportation, as well as the FY 18 Appropriation Status.

MUCA is a Steering Committee Member with CWCC.

Read more here.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • Erosion Control Site Management Certification – Register here
  • Pipelayers Certification Training — Register for the Online Pipe Layers Certification course — available 365 days, 24/7

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