SBE News

Capitol Update 7/24/2023

State Legislature The State Legislature is on its summer break and will return to Sacramento on August 14. Before leaving, they complied by passing a State budget that included several environmental policy changes sought by Governor Newsom to speed up project delivery and reduce endless … read more

Capitol Update 7/17/2023

US Consumer Inflation Continued To Slow Sharply In June Reuters reports that US consumer prices “rose modestly in June and registered their smallest annual increase in more than two years as inflation subsided further, but probably not fast enough to dissuade the Federal Reserve from resuming … read more

Capitol Update 7/11/2023

The Speaker is Dead, Long Live the Speaker The reign of California Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas officially began Friday. His earliest moves: giving staffers the rest of the day off and making his first leadership picks, elevating now-Majority Leader Issac Bryan and Speaker Pro Tem … read more

Capitol Update 7/3/23

Survey shows US construction costs are world’s highest A worldwide survey by consultant Turner & Townsend shows the US is the most expensive nation in terms of construction costs. New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle all appear in the top … read more

Capitol Update 6/5/2023

California Moves to Streamline Infrastructure Project Approvals To streamline the process of greenlighting state infrastructure, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed an executive order May 19 that creates an “infrastructure strike team” to identify and expedite key projects through better coordination among government agencies. He also unveiled … read more