Michigan Aggregates Association

Legislative Bulletins

MAA Legislative Update at Toledo Beach Marina

On June 14, 2018, with over 50 fishermen in attendance, MAA held a Legislative Update on the docks of the Toledo Beach Marina. Topics included updates on the current political climate as well as long term political strategies.  A few of the items discussed were: Details of the 2018-2019 State of Michigan Budget The future…

Michigan Prevailing Wage Repealed

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 the Michigan Legislature voted to support a citizens’ initiative to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law.  The House’s 56-53 vote came a little more than an hour after the Senate’s 23-14 vote in support of the repeal.  The repeal will become effective upon the filing of the initiative petition with the…

Michigan Leaders Reach Budget Target Agreement

On May 24, 2018, Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and key lawmakers struck a budget deal that includes an increase in spending for infrastructure. Under the terms of the deal, the state will spend $400 million more than anticipated on infrastructure primarily on roads and bridges.  At this point we are not if this surplus will…

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Unveils FixTheSooLocks Website

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 LANSING, Mich. – Lt.  Gov.  Brian Calley today announced the launch of a new website encouraging Michiganders and people across the country to thank President Trump for calling on the need to fix and upgrade the Soo Locks and find out more about this vital national infrastructure. While visiting Michigan last…

MAA Works to Modify 10-Day Relocation Notice

Over the past few months, MAA has worked diligently to inform both the MDEQ and various legislators about the current problems associated with the requirements set forth in PA 451 of 1994 section 324.5505 (5) that requires that a company that has obtained a permit to install through the DEQ to notify the department at…

New Phoenix Center Analysis Finds No Negative Effect on Housing Prices from Quarry Operations

Phoenix Center Finds Home Prices Fall – Not Rise – As the Distance from the Quarry Increases WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sand, rock and gravel are literally the foundation of economic development, but their extraction process can generate dust, noise, vibration, and truck traffic.  While modern technologies and methods have greatly reduced quarries’ impact, the environmental…

MAA Legislative Reception – May 23, 2018

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending the 2018 MAA Legislative Reception that is scheduled for May 23, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the offices of Kelley Cawthorne located at 208 North Capitol Avenue, 3rd floor, Lansing, MI. The Annual MAA Legislative Reception is the best attended legislative event of the…

MAA 2018 Legislative Affairs Meeting at Toledo Beach Marina

Please mark your calendars for a MAA legislative affairs update meeting scheduled to take place June 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the Toledo Beach Marina (11840 Toledo Beach Rd, La Salle, Michigan). Topics will include an update on the current political climate as well as long term political strategies. We will also discuss the…

Leaders discuss Michigan’s ‘buried treasures’ as key to high-tech future

First-ever conference spotlights natural resource-based industries’ role in state’s economy, communities and job growth State policy leaders and industry and academic experts today dug deep into the importance and potential of Michigan’s abundant underground resources in building Michigan’s economic future. Hundreds of companies around the state, mostly locally based small businesses, extract oil, natural gas…