The Member’s Edge newsletter for May 2013 is now available.
The Member’s Edge Newsletter is now available.
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The Idaho AGC March eNews is now available.
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February 2013 eNews is now available.
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Idaho Falls Winter Conference
The Idaho Falls Winter Conference is coming up on November 2nd, mark your calendars! Our guest speakers will include: Mike Simpson – U.S. Congressman, Jeff Sayer – ID Dept of Commerce, and Wayne Hammon – Idaho AGC’s new Executive Director
Idaho AGC Member Luncheon & Listening Session
We Would like you to come and meet our new Executive Director, Wayne Hammon, for lunch and a conversation on November 13, 2012. We would like to hear your ideas on ways that we can better serve our members. This is a free event for members, lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up now at http://www.idahoagc.org/events-meetings/?month=nov&yr=2012
U.S. EPA Workshop on the 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) in Idaho Falls
The Idaho AGC is co-sponsoring an informative workshop on the 2012 CGP with the EPA. This workshop will be held in Idaho Falls on November 14, 2012. Snacks will be provided, cost is $10.00. Register online at http://www.idahoagc.org/events-meetings/
Please be sure to register for one of our upcoming WPCM Courses if you plan to bid any ITD projects. Dates and times are listed on our website; www,idahoagc.org
Idaho Falls Winter Conference
The Idaho Falls Winter Conference will be held the first Friday in November. Mark your calendars! Our guest Speaker will be; Jeff Sayer, Director of the Idaho Department of Commerce. Stay tuned for more details!
Social Media Luncheon
Be sure to register for our upcoming Social Media luncheon. At no cost to Idaho AGC members, attend this informative and informational presentation!
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
What’s Next for Employers
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a vote of 5 to 4 that the individual mandate imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Affordable Care Act” or “ACA”) is constitutional. In his opinion, Chief Justice Roberts found constitutional support for the individual mandate in Congress’s taxing power and that the individual mandate validly imposes a tax on those who decide not to purchase health insurance. Because it found the individual mandate constitutional, the Court did not need to address what other provisions of the Affordable Care Act could or should be severed. Instead, the Court ruled that the entire law survives. However, the Court also ruled that the Medicaid expansion provision of the ACA violated the Constitution to the extent that the provisions threaten any state with the loss of its existing Medicaid funding if it declines to comply with the expansion. This means that while Congress has the authority to expand Medicaid eligibility to cover individuals with incomes up to 133% of the federal poverty level, Congress cannot withhold existing federal Medicaid funding to those states that decide not to implement the expanded eligibility rules. FULL eNEWS