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Goat Hill Report- Week ending May 19, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 21, 22 and 23 of the 2023 legislative session, leaving seven days in the 30-day session. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Anti-ESG Legislation Advances On Thursday, the Alabama Senate passed a…

May 22, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending May 12, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 19 and 20 of the 2023 legislative session, reaching the 2/3 completion mark of the 30-day session. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Anti-ESG legislationThis week, SB261 by Sen. Dan Roberts (R-Mountain…

May 15, 2023

Truck Driving Championship held May 6th, 2023

On what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday despite a dicey weather forecast earlier in the week, the 2023 Truck Driving Championship was held in Birmingham. Thirty-nine drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company to compete in the event, which is held each year to thank…

May 10, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending May 5, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature had a three-day work week and completed Days 16, 17 and 18 of the 2023 legislative session out of the maximum 30 legislative days. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. Education Budget and Supplemental…

May 8, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 28, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature reached the halfway point of the 2023 legislative session, completing 15 days out of the maximum 30 legislative days. The session is expected to conclude by mid-June. Details of this week’s notable action are provided below. General Fund Budget Passes the House The Alabama House…

May 2, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-April 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Contracts to Start 2023 Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 117,094 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the final month of 2023. Cement shipments fell by 2.3% over the same period in 2022. The state had experienced nine consecutive months…

April 27, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 21, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held another three-day week as they continue to “catch up” from the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 13 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and the session is expected to wrap up in early-to-mid-June….

April 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 14, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held a three-day week, which is considered an accelerated pace but is necessary to make up for the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 10 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and at this pace…

April 17, 2023

Trendlines Newsletter Statewide Monthly Construction Data-March 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Exceeded 6,000,000 Yards in 2022Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 127,442 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the final month of 2022. Cement shipments grew by 1% over the same period in 2021. The tonnage represents the second lowestmonthly total…

March 28, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report for Week Ending March 24, 2023 The Alabama Legislature’s 2023 Regular Session resumed this week after the hiatus for the Special Session to allocate federal ARPA funds. The legislature met two days this week but will be off this week for Spring Break. Budgets Introduced On Tuesday,…

March 27, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending March 17, 2023

 Special Session Wraps Up   The Alabama Legislature spent the second week of the special session finalizing expenditures of the federal ARPA funds. On Thursday, Alabama lawmakers gave approval to spend $1.06 billion in federal ARPA funds on broadband, water and sewer projects and healthcare reimbursements. In the legislature’s final step in…

March 20, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending March 10, 2023

The 2023 Regular Session of the Alabama legislature began on Tuesday, March 7, and shortly thereafter the session was suspended until Tuesday, March 21 in order to prepare for a much-rumored Special Session. Repeating the tactic she utilized four years ago to pass an increase in the state’s gas tax…

March 13, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- January 2023

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 154,624 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of November 2022. Cement consumption through November 2022 is outpacing 2021 by 11.6%. Looking to ready mix volumes, we estimate 572,573 cubic yards of concrete were placed during…

January 31, 2023

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is happy to once again be offering four scholarships in 2023 totaling more than $26,000. The Foundation provides the funding for scholarships that are awarded annually to college seniors majoring in architecture, engineering, and building sciences at universities in Alabama. Currently, the Foundation awards two $8,000…

January 10, 2023