News: March 2024


Capitol Update 3/29/24

Baltimore bridge rebuild might take up to 15 years The Biden administration has committed full federal funding to rebuild Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, but the project could take anywhere from two to 15 years to complete, according to experts. Rebuilding will require many steps, … read more


Capitol Update 3/22/24

California’s unemployment rate is the highest in the nation. Slower job growth is to blameSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate is now the highest in the country, reaching 5.3% in February following new data that revealed job growth in the nation’s most populous state … read more


Capitol Update 3/15/2024

Construction accepts women, but does it support them? The US construction workforce is only 10% female, and that proportion falls to 4% on work sites, according to a Lumber survey that points to considerable room for gender progress in the industry. Large majorities of women … read more


Capitol Update 2/23/24

Sunny Disposition, Cloudy Reputation The LA Times brings us the latest episode in America’s favorite drama: “Everybody Loves (or Hates) California.” Spoiler alert: We’ve still got some pull, but the state itself should probably come with a trigger warning for Republicans. First up, California as … read more


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