Category Archives: Advocacy

April 2018 Newsletter

This April newsletter features a lot of legislative news – from ACEC Washington delegates meeting representatives from 9 of the 12 Washington State Congressional offices in Washington, DC to Cliff Webster (long-time lobbyist for AELC) presenting the 2018 Legislative Session Report.  As well we highlight another Affiliate Firm – Hall & Company.  Read and enjoy!

March 2018 Newsletter

April is turning out to be very eventful, read about the many events in the March 2018 newsletter!  There is also legislature news, patent news, and a one-minute survey invitation regarding the “Engineering Business Index”.  In Affiliate news, read about Skellenger Bender’s Terry Scanlan as well as BluZEBRA Technologies, our newest member.

ACEC National Action Alert – Export-Import Bank

ACEC Member: The Council is working with coalition allies to support a bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives and the Senate to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. To support this effort, ACEC members are asked to contact their Representative and Senators today and urge them to bring the Export-Import bills to a vote.  The goal

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Rick Larsen Town Hall Meetings

For ACEC Members in the 2nd Congressional District, Congressman Rick Larsen is hosting some town hall meetings at the end of March – early April. If you can’t make it to ACEC’s National Convention and Legislative Summit, here’s a chance to let Larsen know the issues of the design industry. Meetings: Orcas Island – Sunday,

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B&O Tax Increase on Service Businesses

House Democrats and Governor Inslee propose to permanently extend the 20% percent temporary B&O tax increase on service businesses                Last week, the House Democratic Caucus announced its plan to raise a variety of business taxes by $1.3 billion next biennium.  The House Finance Committee last evening announced it plans to hold a hearing on

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Oregon Changes CPD Requirements

The Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying (OSBEELS) has changed their policies regarding Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. For our members that perform work in Oregon, the state now requires each course taken for CPD must have proof of completion. Oregon requires 30 hours of CPD per renewal cycle, which is

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