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Senate Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

March 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Senate Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

The Senate shortly before midnight voted unanimously to approve a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector.

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Governor Lee Provides Update on COVID-19 relief

March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Governor Lee Provides Update on COVID-19 relief

Lee is mobilizing the National Guard to help with testing. 250 personnel, including 150 medical personnel, are getting ready to help 35 remote testing facilities in rural parts of the state.

Lee also extended the statewide school closure to April 24, 2020. The Department of Education is now partnering with PBS to offer instructional content on television while students are out of the classroom.

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Rising Headwinds Exist for Housing Construction

March 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Rising Headwinds Exist for Housing Construction

According to estimates from the Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Departments, single-family starts expanded in February. Construction activity was accelerated earlier in the year due to warmer weather. Despite the strong start for 2020, significant and rising headwinds exist for housing construction due to coronavirus mitigation efforts.

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House Passes Coronavirus Bill

March 17, 2020 | Comments Off on House Passes Coronavirus Bill

The House recently passed a bill that would guarantee free coronavirus testing, establish paid leave for all employees and enhance unemployment insurance. The Senate is expected to pass the bill in the coming days, and President Trump has indicated his support. The three major components of this bill that will affect businesses of all sizes include: paid family and medical leave; paid sick leave; and new tax credits.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

March 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Welcome to Our New Website!

We’re glad you’re here! Our goal is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn about the services, products, and solutions offered by Association members. The new site is dynamic, responsive, and fully integrated with our CRM software, so updates to member profiles sync automatically. Our navigation is easy and intuitive, with multiple…

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