Michigan Aggregates Association

Legislative Bulletins

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…

Support the MAA PAC

It’s common knowledge that there is more money being spent in politics today than ever before. With so much “big money” in today’s political theatre, how can individuals still have a voice in the political process? One of the best ways to make sure your voice is heard is to contribute to a political action…

2017 Legislative Affairs Meeting & Walleye Fishing

Please mark your calendars for a MAA legislative affairs update meeting scheduled to take place June 15, 2017 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…

Legislative Update – Sinkhole debate leads to GOP infighting

The $100m sinkhole in Macomb County has sparked serious public infighting within the GOP in Lansing.  Former Congresswoman turned Macomb County Works Commissioner Candice Miller asked the legislature for $3m to assist in paying for repairs.  However, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R – Holland) decided a $3m grant should instead be a $5m loan. …

MAA Chairman of the Board Receives Tribute from Michigan Legislature

On Monday, March 13, 2017, MAA Chairman of the Board, Rick Becker, received a special tribute from the Michigan legislature. The special tribute states the following: LET IT BE KNOW, That it is with great pleasure that we offer congratulation to Rick Becker upon his election as President of the Michigan Aggregates Association. Rick’s long…

Trump administration freezes new or pending regulations

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus sent out a memo stating that new or pending regulations were frozen on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, and that the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) recently approved workplace exams rule issued on Jan.…