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February 20, 2019

BAM Legislative Update

Housing affordability and the negative impact regulations have on home ownership and housing was the featured topic for Week 6 of the legislative session. It was a busy week and we expect to keep up same pace during Week 7. [Continue…]

December 14, 2018

Important Step Forward on Waters of the U.S. Rule

NAHB announced this week that the Trump administration released its proposed new definition for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) on December 11 that will resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. This represents an important [Continue…]

September 24, 2018

Chinese Tariffs Act as a $1 Billion Tax Hike on Housing, Could Jump to $2.5 Billion

President Trump’s decision yesterday to escalate the trade conflict with China could wind up imposing a $2.5 billion tax increase on residential construction at time when builders are already grappling with higher housing costs. Trump announced he is moving immediately [Continue…]

March 16, 2018

Sen. Rich Draheim Authors Bill for Workforce Development Fund

Builders Association of Minnesota Executives, I’m happy to announce that the bills asking the legislature for workforce development dollars to enhance our Project Build Minnesota efforts have been introduced in each body. The numbers are HF3810 and SF3430. The language is for $1,000,000 [Continue…]