AGC's Proven Track Record

AGC of America is recognized as the most influential construction trade association in America, with the ability to affect change at the federal, state and local levels of government. We have a proven track record of successfully addressing issues and building alliances to serve the construction industry.

AGC Nebraska Chapter is the voice of the construction industry in Nebraska, leading the efforts to protect and promote the Highway Trust Fund.


2017

AGC testified in support of LB271 which allows the NDOR to assume responsibility for environmental review under NEPA, which first and foremost should reduce project delivery time, and reduce annual costs to the state. We also testified in person or by written letter to several other bills before the various committees of legislature.

2016

AGC testified in opposition to a bill which would have repealed the Build Nebraska Act. We also testified on behalf of the Transportation Innovation Act (LB960). Not only does the Act authorize the use of the Design Build method for contracting, it also provides for additional funding for county bridges and funds state infrastructure bank.

2015

AGC testified in support of LB610 which will increase the state gas tax 6 cents over a 4 year period. The funds will give cities, counties, and the state the ability to fix more deteriorating roads and bridges.

2013

AGC testified in opposition to a bill to overturn the Build Nebraska Act. We also testified in person or by written letter to several other bills before the various committees of legislature.

2012

AGC testified in opposition to a bill that would overturn the Build Nebraska Act that was passed in 2011.

2011

AGC worked closely with Senator Deb Fischer and a statewide coalition of local officials, business interests and transportation industry members to successfully pass LB 84, the Build Nebraska Act. Effective July 2013, this act allocates a quarter of state sales tax to be used for state and local transportation needs.

2009

AGC was instrumental in withstanding the attempt to rid the statuses of Nebraska's unique variable gas tax.

2008

AGC led the effort to provide $15 million in roads funding from the state's cash reserve, allowing lawmakers to avoid any fuel tax increase while providing the matching funds needed for approximately $75 million in federal highway funds.

2007

AGC led efforts to successfully repeal the sales tax on construction labor. AGC also led the coalition to increase road construction funding by $10 million per year.

2006

AGC led efforts to increase road construction funding by $25 million per year.


During each Nebraska legislative session, with the aid of our professional lobbyist, Mueller Robak LLC, the AGC Nebraska Chapter closely monitors each introduced bill for its possible effects on our membership. The Legislative Affairs Committee identifies the bills to watch during the session, and lobbying is accomplished according to their direction.

 


Questions?

Contact the AGC office at
(402) 435-4355 or email an
AGC staff member.

Katie Wilson
Executive Director
kwilson@agcne.org

Sheila Radenslaben
Office Manager/Member Services Coordinator
sheila@agcne.org

Kelsi Carrell
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
kelsi@agcne.org