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Construction industry tightening belt to adjust to higher fuel costs, budget cutbacks

Just when the recession may be coming to an end and the construction industry thinks of brighter days ahead, fuel prices make a dramatic move upward and government entities make budget cuts. How are Mississippi’s construction companies adjusting? “The higher gasoline costs are definitely having an adverse effect on our members,” said Mike Pepper, executive director of the Mississippi Road ...

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Illegal workers

E-Verify program is far from perfect By NASH NUNNERY I contributor pnash22@aol.com The official mandate to require all federal contractors to check the legal status of their employees to confirm their eligibility to work in the U.S. is now a year old. But one Mississippi construction official says that although E-Verify helps in filtering illegal workers, the program is far ...

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Q&A: Perry Nations, Executive Director, Associated General Contractors of Mississippi

Building a career For the past 35 years, Perry Nations has worked everywhere from construction worksites to the halls of the State Capitol as executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi. The MBJ recently caught up with the busy executive and asked him about the AGC and its mission, his strategies for effective lobbying and issues facing the ...

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