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Friday, March 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
From the Front Lines in DC »
A Treasury Department memo circulating Wednesday on Capitol Hill sketches out the Trump administration's plan for a $1 t...
Friday, July 26, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates »
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees and implements the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP),...
Monday, April 8, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHB, Real Estate Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Carried Interest Bill »
NAHB and more than a dozen other real estate industry groups have sent a joint letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reje...
Friday, March 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Support Clean Water and Clear Regulations »
The proposed new Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is an important victory for HBACA members, but we need your he...
Friday, December 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Announces New “Water of the US” Definition – Good for Arizona »
On December 11, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army proposed a clear and understa...
Monday, June 11, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Democrat Coalition Calls for Building Millions More Housing Units »
The New Democrat Coalition , a group of moderate House Democrats, has released a white paper seeking to find a solution t...
Friday, November 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. EPA Adopts New Policy on Consent Decrees »
The United State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a new policy regarding the handling of consent decrees...
Friday, October 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Rising Prices, Limited Labor Handcuff Housing Inventory »
Nowhere is the law of supply and demand more evident than in the housing market. Home prices recently surpassed their pre...
Friday, September 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
2018 NAHB Student Competition Now Open »
Entries are now open for NAHB Student Chapter members for the annual Student Competition, which takes place at the Inter...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
USCIS to Change I-9 Forms »
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Ver...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DHS Approves up to an Additional 15,000 H-2B Visas – But That May Not Mean More Construction Workers »
As many of you may have read, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has approved the issuance of  up to  ...
Friday, July 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Kills Waters of the US Rule »
The Trump administration moved to rescind the controversial “Waters of the US” (WOTUS) rule on June 27th.  The WOTUS...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Indefinitely Suspends Electronic Recordkeeping Rule »
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began implementing its new rule regarding electronic...
Monday, May 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
President Signs Budget Resolution With Language Authorizing Additional H-2B Visa Workers »
Given the use of H-2B Visa Workers in our market, the HBACA has hired a lobbyist in DC to represent the Association in the...
Monday, February 13, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAHB Sues OSHA over Recordkeeping Rule »
Earlier this week, the National Association of Home Builders filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Oklahoma against...
Friday, January 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Households Priced-Out by Higher House Prices and Interest Rates »
Government regulations have a clear and direct impact on housing affordability by influencing house prices and interest ra...
Friday, May 27, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Rule »
In what will surely be a blow to some businesses in the construction industry, the Department of Labor recently announced...
Friday, October 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
USFWS Decides Not To List Sonoran Desert Tortoise As Endangered Species »
After reviewing the best available scientific information, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) found that the Sono...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL Proposes Overtime Rules for Exempt Employees »
The HBACA is working with NAHB to gather feedback from members who are concerned about the Obama administration’s pending...
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dept. of Labor Issues Guidance on Independent Contractors »
The  U.S. Department of Labor today issued guidance  (posted on HBACA website)to assess whether a worker is pr...
Friday, June 12, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Offers Heat Safety App »
OSHA is now offering “vital safety information whenever and wherever you need it – right on your mobile phone.” With its H...
Thursday, May 28, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Releases Clean Water Rule »
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule which could expand the age...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
HBACA and NAHB Push Back Against OSHA »
On Thursday, September 25, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (“HBACA”) and the National Association of Home...
Sunday, September 28, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed OSHA Publishes Request for Written Comments on Arizona Fall Protection Statute »
In 2012, the Arizona Legislature passed Senate Bill 1441 (“Fall Protection Statute”) which created an Arizona specific sta...
Friday, June 20, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
EPA Issues New Carbon Dioxide Rules - Do They Affect the Home Building Industry? »
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed new rules that require states to develop plans to reduce car...
Thursday, May 29, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
National Safety Stand-Down June 2-6 »
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting that construction companies participate in a Nati...
Monday, February 10, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supreme Court Upholds Employer Sanctions Law »
Late last week the U.S. Supreme court, in a 5-3 decision, upheld Arizona’s employer sanctions law. The lawsuit challenged...
Friday, October 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
OSHA Proposes New Silica Exposure Rule »
On September 12, 2013, OSHA proposed a rulemaking to limit and control silica exposure in general industry, maritime and c...

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