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.
AGC successfully opposed LB 1218 which would have required political subdivisions to set goals to meet in awarding a certain percentage of work to Historically Underutilized Businesses. AGC also helped secure $50M in new funding to cover the state’s share of county infrastructure damage that is being reimbursed by the federal government.
AGC worked with the Department of Labor and state lawmakers to ensure that changes to unemployment job search requirements did not negatively impact the industry’s workforce during the construction off-season.
AGC successfully opposed LB 1031 which would have imposed burdensome requirements and fees for excavators under the One Call Notification System Act.
2016AGC testified in opposition to a bill which would have repealed the Build Nebraska Act.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.
2015AGC 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.
2013AGC 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.
2012AGC testified in opposition to a bill that would overturn the Build Nebraska Act that was passed in 2011.
2011AGC 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.
2009AGC was instrumental in withstanding the attempt to rid the statuses of Nebraska's unique variable gas tax.
2008AGC 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.
2007AGC 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.
2006AGC 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.