Mar 27th 2020 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Kansas – State legislators passed a $10 billion transportation infrastructure plan renamed The Eisenhower Legacy Plan that will span 10 years of scheduled projects. The bill, which is awaiting Gov. Laura Kelly’s signature, is an amended version of Kelly’s FORWARD plan, which she announced in February. This plan allows for the maintenance and improvement of roads and highways […]

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Mar 6th 2020 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline
Rendering of Interdisciplinary Research Facility

Ohio – The board of trustees at Ohio State University (OSU) approved more than $600 million in construction projects that will support research and health care initiatives. The university can now enter into professional service and construction contracts for a number of projects including energy advancement, health care, recreation, and infrastructure. Money will come from a […]

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Feb 17th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – President Trump released his draft FY 2021 budget on February 10 that proposes $1 trillion for infrastructure investment that joins budget plans by House Democrats and a U.S. Senate environmental committee. The draft budget calls for a 10-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs with $755 billion in mandatory spending from the Highway Trust […]

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Jan 24th 2020 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider

The city of Seabrook secured funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for design and engineering of a new Pine Gulley Wastewater Treatment Plant. Hurricane Ike flooding damaged the city’s current Main Street plant, which is at sea level, and left residents without sewage service for five days. Repairs took months to complete. FEMA […]

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Jan 17th 2020 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Maine – The state’s department of transportation (MaineDOT) released a three-year work plan on January 14 that consists of more than $1.6 billion in highway, bridge, and multimodal capital projects. Overall, the work plan contains 2,051 individual items with an estimated value of $2.59 billion. Capital-related work includes bridge replacements, highway construction and paving, acquisition of buses […]

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Jan 3rd 2020 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Michigan – Funding continues to flow to the planned New Soo Lock project after President Trump signed a spending bill December 20 that included $75.3 million for the $1 billion project. Parallel locks at the Great Lakes facility are showing signs of age. In August, the only lock that can accommodate larger vessels closed twice for […]

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Dec 16th 2019 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

Houston-area government officials are voicing their concerns after the Texas General Land Office (GLO) announced the region would receive about one-fourth of the $4.3 billion in federal disaster assistance awarded to the state. Flood managers and other officials in Houston said they were expecting the area would get about half of the funds coming from […]

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Nov 22nd 2019 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

New Hampshire – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) is interested in a public-private partnership (P3) along Interstate 95, heading northbound and southbound in Hampton. The commission wants to construct new liquor and wine outlets along this 88-acres of property and is looking to facilitate a sale. The NHLC plans to issue a request for proposals […]

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Nov 8th 2019 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

Voters across Texas passed more than $12.2 billion out of a total $13 billion in bond propositions November 5. Of the 84 entities that had bond propositions on the ballot, 66 of them had propositions that passed or a portion that were successful. Fifteen of the 20 highest-dollar measures were for educational organizations, most of […]

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Nov 8th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Texas Government Insider

Texans passed nine out of 10 constitutional amendments on November 5 with several propositions that support funding for disaster recovery and mitigation. Proposition 1, which would have permitted elected judges to hold more than one office as a municipal judge, failed by a 30 percent margin. Appointed judges are allowed to hold more than one […]

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Nov 1st 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Texas Government Insider

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released 116 interim charges to the Texas Senate on October 30 to study before the 2021 legislative session. The charges are an indication of the lieutenant governor’s priorities and those of the Texas Senate. Included in the charges are seven directed to the Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and […]

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Nov 1st 2019 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline

Illinois – The state’s Capital Development Board (CDB) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs will host a vendor forum on November 4 for the design and construction of a new veterans home. The forum will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Quincy Veteran’s Home. As part of the Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the state is […]

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Oct 18th 2019 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

Voters may start casting their ballots as early as Monday in the November 5 Texas constitutional amendment election. Early voting to determine 10 constitutional amendments, special elections, and local elections will be from October 21 to November 1. The amendments will appear as propositions on the ballot. In brief, they are: Proposition 1 – Permitting a […]

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Oct 18th 2019 | Posted in Federal by Texas Government Insider

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced $48 million in disaster relief and resiliency grants for Texas. More than $13 million will be matched in local funds to help create 7,487 jobs, retain 225 jobs, and generate $6 billion in private investment. Among the grant recipients are: City of West Orange […]

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Oct 11th 2019 | Posted in State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Comptroller’s Office released a Certification Revenue Estimate (CRE) on October 10 that projects revenues available to the state for general spending to total about $121.76 billion for the 2020-21 biennium. That amount, which is up 9.6 percent from the 2018-2019 biennium, will finance the $118.86 billion in general-purpose spending appropriated by the 86th […]

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Oct 11th 2019 | Posted in Federal by Government Contracting Pipeline

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is looking to advance its mail delivery fleet using drones. The agency issued a request for information (RFI) as it seeks to gather information about the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market, which it will use to consider future requirements. Candidates would develop UAS operations and demonstrate the reliability […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in State by Government Contracting Pipeline

Utah – The National Governors Association (NGA) has a new mission after incoming chairman Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a call to action to upgrade the country’s aging or vulnerable infrastructure. Hogan presented his “Infrastructure: Foundation for Success” initiative to association members at the NGA Summer Meeting on July 26 in Salt Lake City. The yearlong […]

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Aug 8th 2019 | Posted in Federal, News by Texas Government Insider

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has been awarded an $8.78 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for work on seven existing bridges. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on Dallas and Fort Worth. NCTCOG will use funds from the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) […]

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Jun 14th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy, State by Kristin Gordon

Gov. Greg Abbott signed several disaster relief and preparedness bills June 13 to combine with $3 billion in aid earmarked from the state’s ‘Rainy Day Fund’ for areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Abbott signed the following bills: HB5 – Requires the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to develop a catastrophic debris management plan and training […]

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May 31st 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy, State by Texas Government Insider

The Texas Legislature passed a $250.7 billion budget on May 26 and approved several key bills highlighted by property tax relief and school finance reform. Lawmakers set a 3.5 percent cap on local government property tax hikes and a 2.5 percent limit on school district property tax increases. Only by voter permission can those governments […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Taylor Perk

Hays County is joining other counties in deciding whether to switch out its voting machines to a paper receipt system, one that seems to be growing in popularity. Before changes could be implemented, the county would need to seek approval from the state. Currently there is proposed legislation at the capitol that could dictate which […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Taylor Perk

Maryland– The Maryland Legislature has introduced Senate Bill 175 that would establish the Maryland Technology Infrastructure Program, a funding effort that would support a range of activities, including workforce development programs, research partnerships and physical infrastructure projects. The fund would aim to bolster cybersecurity and life science initiatives. The governor has allotted $16 million in initial funding […]

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Apr 5th 2019 | Posted in Legislation/Policy by Taylor Perk

New Mexico– New Mexico lawmakers from the House of Representatives have approved a bill, House Bill 286, that would allow partnerships in which private entities can bid to help finance and build government-owned facilities. More than 35 states already allow this type of public-private partnership (P3) opportunity. The bill would allow any government agency in the […]

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Dec 8th 2017 | Posted in State by Kristin Gordon

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast Aug. 25. We are now in December and there is still a lot of future-proofing to be done. Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp, spoke of future-proofing Texas after he was chosen to oversee Texas’ hurricane rebuilding efforts.   Future-proofing is the process of anticipating the future and developing methods of minimizing […]

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Nov 10th 2017 | Posted in State by Kristin Gordon

Texas voters made their voices heard by choosing for or against bond propositions put forth by cities, counties, school districts, special districts, a community college and hospital district. In total, 83 local government entities made the decision to call for a bond election to see if the majority of voters agreed with the propositions, such as one city that had five.    […]

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