Michigan Aggregates Association

Legislative Bulletins

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…

2018 MAA Legislator of the Year Award

  After a few years off, MAA is re-implementing its prestigious “MAA Legislator of the Year Award”.  However, with the rebirth brings changes…  New in 2018 MAA will award both a House and Senate Legislator of the Year award.     The award recipients will be based on following criteria: Sponsored a major MAA piece…

Verplank Dock Co. Hosts Legislative Visit

Prior to legislators heading back to Lansing after the Labor Day weekend, Verplank Dock Co. hosted a legislative tour of their Ferrysburg Dock.  During the visit, Rep. Jim Lilly (House District 89) and Rep. Daniela Garcia (House District 90) were informed about the various products that flow through Michigan’s ports and how our industry is…

MAA Legislative Update at Toledo Beach Marina

On June 15, 2017, 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: • 2018 State of Michigan Budget • MAA’s involvement with the Governor’s “Good Jobs for Michigan…