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Industry Insider - August 6, 2020Open in a New Window

Political Engagement

Find out about important election deadlines, polling places, and much more on APCIA’s voter resource center
APCIA | July 31, 2020

Tell Congress and President Trump to Include Significant Construction Investment in COVID-19 Relief Legislation
Associated General Contractors | August 4, 2020

Contract Surety

Tennessee Enacts New Construction Legislation in 2020
Bass Berry Sims | July 28, 2020

How Contractors Can Keep Labor Costs Flexible To Help Survive a Downturn

Engineering News-Record | July 30, 2020


America’s Construction-Ready Infrastructure Projects
ASCE | July 29, 2020

Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act
PBS | August 4, 2020

$1.3B airport plan could bring international business, construction jobs to Houston region
Community Impact Newspaper | August 3, 2020

COVID-19 causes highway construction boom in parts of country, bust in others
KPAX | August 3, 2020

NVTA adopts $539M funding program to reduce congestion in the region
Fairfax County Times | July 17, 2020

$9.6B worth of infrastructure projects delayed or canceled during COVID-19
Construction Dive | August 4, 2020

Construction Helps Drive the Local Economy in Tourism’s Absence
Hawaii Business | August 3, 2020

Public-Private Partnership

UMaine enlists 2 companies to provide $100 million for offshore wind project
Bangor Daily News | August 5, 2020

Illinois awards $40 million grant to Cairo port project

Marine Log | August 5, 2020

Commercial Surety

New Missouri Law Makes It Much Easier For People With Criminal Records To Get A License To Work
Forbes | July 28, 2020


Twitter says spear-phishing attack on employees led to breach
Business Insurance | July 31, 2020

Social Engineering: A Plague on Crypto and Twitter, Unlikely to Stop
CoinDesk | August 5, 2020

Man accused of stealing $1.6 million in CARES Act money to buy cars and take trips

ABC 13 | August 5, 2020


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Contract Surety

Why Character is So Important for Underwriting Surety Bonds
Old Republic Surety | July 2020

Three Key Action Items to Achieve an Effective Bonding Program
High Profile | July 23, 2020


Senate GOP $1T COVID-19 Relief Proposal All But Omits Infrastructure
Engineering News-Record | July 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Transportation Posts Hyperloop Framework

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | July 26, 2020

Corps Issues Favorable EIS for Controversial Alaska Mine
Engineering News-Record | July 24, 2020

USDOT Provides Nearly $1B Loan to MBTA for PTC Project
AASHTO Journal | July 24, 2020

Congress Approves $9.5B Infusion to Attack National Park Project Backlog
Engineering News-Record | July 23, 2020

AASHTO, Industry Letters Highlights Immediate Fiscal Need of State DOTs
AASHTO Journal | July 24, 2020

Public-Private Partnership

Public-private partnership bids are accepted for Honolulu's rail project
Mass Transit Magazine | July 23, 2020

A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education
BDC Network | July 24, 2020

City, Kite reach deal for $550M Pan Am Plaza project—with up to 2-year delay
IBJ | July 28, 2020

Commercial Surety

Easing burdensome licensing limits will save jobs
Orlando Sentinel | July 23, 2020


This is what a deepfake voice clone used in a failed fraud attempt sounds like
The Verge | July 27, 2020

401(k) Cyber Fraud Is Growing. Everyone Could Be Liable
The Security Ledger | July 21, 2020

Combating Cybercrime: The time to do more
Daily Trust | July 23, 2020


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Contract Surety

How a Performance Bond Helps Entrepreneurs With Their Business
Flux Magazine | July 2020

Understanding Mechanic’s Liens and Arbitration Provisions During COVID-19
NatLaw Review | July 15, 2020


FHWA STSFA Grants to Support Seven Projects in Five States
AAHSTO Journal | July 17, 2020 |

Trump AdministrationFormally Overhauls NEPA Rule
AAHSTO Journal | July 17, 2020

Business Leaders Feel Better, but Concerns Remain
ACHR News | July 17, 2020

Steel Industry Groups Urge Senate Leaders to Include Infrastructure in Next Stimulus Bill
AJOT | July 20, 2020

PortlandPublic Schools’ November Bond Will Likely Top $1 Billion
The Oregonian | July 15, 2020

Public-Private Partnership

PennDOTAccepting Public Private Partnership Proposals
Transportation Today News | July 9, 2020

Montgomery Co. Leaders Call for More Time to Weighin on I-270, Capital Beltway Road-Widening Report
WTOP News | July 20, 2020

Commercial Surety

Don'tHold Surety Brokers Responsible For Contractor SBA Fraud
ENR | July 16, 2020 


Ex-Morgan Stanley Adviser Admits Stealing More Than $6 Million From Clients
Bloomberg | July 20, 2020

The Twitter Hack Shows a Major Cybersecurity Vulnerability: Employees
Slate | July 21, 2020

Owner of Shuttered Dairy Sentenced to 10 Years in $60M Fraud
Yahoo News | July 21, 2020 |

Russian Court: Bitcoin Theft Not a Crime | July 3, 2020


Industry Insider - July 16, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Attention! Key Legal Considerations for Contractors as the Economy Opens
June 30, 2020 | Adams and Reese LLP

COVID-19 Will Have Lasting Impact on Construction Contracts
July 9, 2020 | Law360


Wicker, Bennet Introduce American Infrastructure Bonds Act
July 8, 2020 | Y’all Politics

Joe Biden Unveils $2 Trillion Green Infrastructure and Jobs Plan
July 14, 2020 | CNBC

Water Resources Development Act of 2020
July 2020 | Transportation Committee

ARTBA Provides Dashboard of US States’ Highway Investments
July 8, 2020 | Transportation Today

New Report Reveals Heavy Civil Construction Less Impacted by COVID-19 Than Commercial Construction
July 8, 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Dodge Momentum Index Loses Ground in June
July 8, 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Construction: How to Turn 36 Seconds into USD 5.4 Billion
July 10, 2020 | Science Daily

Public-Private Partnerships

Apple Allocates More Than $400 Million Toward its $2.5 Billion Commitment to Combat California’s Housing Crisis
July 13, 2020 | Apple Newsroom

New State Prison Could Cost up to $750 Million Over 30 Years, Companies Say
July 9, 2020 | Lincoln Journal Star

Muskegon Exploring Public-Private Partnership to Build 100 New Rentals
July 9, 2020 | Michigan Live

Clackamas County Mulls Private Partner to Build Courthouse
July 8, 2020 | Lake Oswego Review

Commercial Surety

Fossil Fuel Risk Bonding
July 8, 2020 | Sightline Institute  


How to Work Out if You’ve Been Hacked and What to Do About It
July 12, 2020 | Wired

Huntington Beach Man Accused of Stealing Millions From LA Nonprofits Helping People With Disabilities
July 13, 2020 | Los Angeles Daily News

Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $1.5 Million From His San Diego Startup
July 8, 2020 | Times of San Diego

$7 Million Crypto Fraud to Plead Guilty in the US
July 9, 2020 | Finance Magnates


Industry Insider - July 9, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Bronco Billy’s Four-Star Hotel Expansion Halted by Coronavirus Epidemic
June 28, 2020 | The Mountain Jackpot News

Attention! Key Legal Considerations for Contractors as the Economy Opens
June 30, 2020 | Adams and Reese LLP


$800 Million in Grants Going to 347 airports in 46 States and 4 Territories
June 30, 2020 | WATE

Commercial Construction Index, Confidence in Future Revenue Plummet
June 23, 2020 | Construction Dive

House Spending Bill Bars Military Construction Funding for Border Wall

July 6, 2020 | The Hill

Total U.S. Put-in-place Construction to be -4.5% in 2020 versus 2019
July 6, 2020 | Daily Commercial News

Public Private Partnerships

City Builds Open-Access Broadband Network with Google Fiber as its first ISP
July 7, 2020 | ARS Technica

UC Davis Aggie Square Will Add Billions to Sacramento Region
July 7, 2020 | UC Davis

Largest P3 Social Infrastructure Project in US History Completed at UC Merced
June 27, 2020 | Construction Review Online

MacArthur Park Construction Work Includes More than 50 Arkansas Companies
June 26, 2020 | Hot Springs Village Voice

Commercial Surety

FMCSA Weighing Broker-Bond Enforcement Action
June 26, 2020 | Freight Waves

Ron DeSantis Signs Occupational Freedom and Opportunity Act
July 2, 2020 | Florida Daily

Complex Path to Overhauling State’s ‘Incredibly Fractured’ Occupational Board System
July 2, 2020 | The Nevada Independent


Microsoft Seizes Domains Used in COVID-19-Themed Attacks
July 7, 2020 | Dark Reading

Russian Cyber Gang 'Cosmic Lynx' Focuses on Email Fraud
July 7, 2020 | Dark Reading

Ten Persons Indicted in $1.4 Billion Rural Hospital Billing Scheme
July 5, 2020 | KKMO


Industry Insider - July 2, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Georgia Senate Bill 315 Will Change Georgia’s Lien Laws
June 25, 2020 | JD Supra

Key Terms Owners Should Include in All Construction Contracts
June 24, 2020 | Akerman Practice Update

Virginia Wage Theft Law Brings New Duties and Steep Penalties for General Contractors
June 18, 2020 | JD Supra


SHORT- and Medium/Long-Term Outlook for Construction in the United States
June 24, 2020 | International Banker

ASCE Report Examines COVID-19 Infrastructure Impact
June 26, 2020 | AASHTO

Summary Breaks Down 'Moving America Forward' Act
June 26, 2020 | Construction Pros

White House Threatens Veto on Democrats' $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
June 29, 2020 | The Hill

McConnell: House Infrastructure Bill Going Nowhere in Senate

July 1, 2020 | The Hill

Public-Private Partnerships

Governors Eye Expanding Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Financing
June 25, 2020 | Transportation Today

Purple Line Consortium Threatens to Pull Out of Light-Rail Project, Report Says
June 24, 2020 | Progressive Railroading

Public-Private Partnerships in a Post-Pandemic World
June 24, 2020 | Frost Brown Todd LLC

Commercial Surety

Prop Tech Ushers in The New Security Deposit, Freeing Up Thousands for Renters
June 29, 2020 | Forbes

How Cash Bail Disenfranchises People of Color and Makes Our Criminal Justice System Inherently Unjust
June 26, 2020 | Forbes

Polis Signs Bipartisan Occupational Licensing Portability Bill
June 26, 2020 | The Center Square


Half of Internet Users Fall Victim to Cyber Attacks
June 29, 2020 | Security Boulevard

Security Firm Claims One Group Stole $200M in Numerous Exchange Hacks
June 24, 2020 | Yahoo Finance

Expect an Uptick in Employee Embezzlement Following COVID-19 Lockdowns
June 28, 2020 | JD Supra

The Robin Hood Dilemma of Retail
June 24, 2020 | Loss Prevention Media

San Francisco Man Accused of Defrauding Investors of Nearly $20 Million
June 29, 2020 | The Mercury News


Industry Insider - June 25, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Contractors Say They’re Owed $36M for Work Done at Drew Las Vegas
June 16, 2020 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Dotted Line: Avoid These Change Order Snafus
June 23, 2020 | Construction Dive


Trump's Push for Major Infrastructure Bill Faces GOP Opposition
June 17, 2020 | The Hill

Democrats Detail Their $1.5T Green Infrastructure Plan
June 22, 2020 | The Hill
Great American Outdoors Act, Which Would Provide Billions for National Parks, Passes Senate
June 17, 2020 | USA Today

Sen. Cruz Helps Introduce Bill to Incentivize More Efficient Airport Construction
June 16, 2020 | Crossroads Today

House T&I Advances Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill
June 19, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

USDOT To Award $906M In INFRA Grants
June 19, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Construction Employment Rises from April To May In 45 States, Slips In 5; Association Survey Finds Job Losses May Widen Without Federal Funding
June 19, 2020 | AGC

Public-Private Partnerships

District of Columbia and EYA Finalize Public Private Partnership in Fort Totten Neighborhood
June 21, 2020 | City Biz List

Henderson Awards Contract for New Events Center
June 17, 2020 | KXNT 840

University of Maryland – Energy Public Private Partnership (P-3) RFQ – due July 29th
June 16, 2020 | Duane Morris

CDOT to Update Summer Construction Plans for Central 70 project
June 23, 2020 | 9 News

Commercial Surety

Bail Reform Confronts a Practice 'Deeply Ingrained into the American Psyche'
June 19, 2020 | Yahoo Finance


Most Forbes Global 2000 Companies Lack Basic Domain Security
June 18, 2020 | Security Boulevard

Why SMEs Are Increasing Their Cyber Insurance Budgets
June 22, 2020 | Tech HQ

Husband, Wife Plead Guilty in $15 Million Embezzlement Scheme
June 17, 2020 | CBS DFW

Round Hill Man Pleads Guilty in $8M Federal Embezzlement Case
June 17, 2020 | Loudoun Times-Mirror


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Contract Surety

Before You Cancel: The Risks of Suspending or Terminating Work
June 11, 2020 | JD Supra

Residents Raise Concerns about Maintenance of Ideanomics Property, Town Negotiating Lease for Ball Fields
June 10, 2020 |


HTF Tax Receipt Falloff Illustrates Need For State DOT Backstop
June 12, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Availability of $291 Million for Rail Capital Projects
June 10, 2020 | Federal Railroad Administration

Hoyer: Infrastructure Package to Hit Floor This Month
June 11, 2020 | The Hill

APWA to Congress: Include Infrastructure Funding in Future COVID-19 Aid Package
June 11, 2020 | Water World

Trump Team Weighs $1 Trillion for Infrastructure to Spur Economy
June 16, 2020 | Bloomberg Tax

USDA Invests $281 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 36 States and PR
May 27, 2020 WVVA - NBC

Public-Private Partnerships

Bigger, Better LaGuardia Terminal Opens
June 10, 2020 | Real Estate Weekly

Gov. Murphy Announces Plans to Build ‘Wind Port’ in South Jersey
June 16, 2020 | KYW News Radio

Hance Park Phase One Construction Update

June 14, 2020 | DPJ

Merchants Capital Provides $57 Million in Financing for Apartment Development Coming to Downtown Cincinnati
June 11, 2020 | RE Journals

Commercial Surety

Protest Arrests Logjam Tests NYC Legal System, Bail Reform
June 5, 2020 | NBC New York


Exploiting a Crisis: How Cybercriminals Behaved During the Outbreak
June 16, 2020 | Microsoft Blog

3 Critical Cybersecurity Gaps Enterprises Face with Collaboration Apps and How to Close Them
June 15, 2020 | CisoMag

Black Lives Matter Phishing Scam Looks to Spread TrickBot Malware
June 11, 2020 | SC Magazine

New Mexico Man Gets 6 Years in Prison in Embezzlement Scheme

June 12, 2020 | US News

Round Hill Man Pleads Guilty in $8M Federal Embezzlement Case
June 17, 2020 | Loudoun-Times Mirror


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Contract Surety

School Contract was Failure Waiting to Happen
June 9, 2020 | Investigative Post

Truro Township Firefighters Move out of Reynoldsburg Community Center YMCA
June 6, 2020 | This Week Community News


House T&I Releases Five-Year $494B Surface Transportation Bill
June 5, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

What’s Encouraging About April’s Construction Spending Slide?
June 3, 2020 | For Construction Pros

Construction Employment Declines In 326 Out Of 358 Metro Areas In April; Association Says New Transportation Proposal Could Help Restore Jobs
June 3, 2020 | AGC

The Next Normal in Construction: How Disruption is Re-Shaping the World’s Largest Ecosystem
June 4, 2020 | McKinsey Company

EPW Hearing: Infrastructure Vital To Recovery, Social Equity
June 5, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Executive Order Seeks To Speed up Infrastructure Investments
June 5, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Dodge Momentum Index Flat in May
June 5, 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Public-Private Partnerships

New Solar Array to Rise along Route 100 in Morrisville, From Public-Private Partnership Between Vermont Public Power Supply Authority and Encore Renewable Energy
June 3, 2020 | Alternative Energy Magazine

Merchants Capital Secures $57 Million New Construction Loan for 264-Unit High-Rise Apartment Building in Downtown Cincinnati
June 8, 2020 | Multifamily Business

MnDOT: Willmar Rail Connector Project Making Progress
June 3, 2020 | Progressive Railroad

Commercial Surety

OOIDA Opposes Group’s Broker Bond Exemption Request
June 3, 2020 | Landline Media


Payroll Must Be Vigilant Against Data-Breach Scams, Speaker Says
June 3, 2020 | Bloomberg Tax

Fraudulent Wire Transfer Instruction Changes on the Rise (Again)
June 3, 2020 | JD Supra

Novato Man Charged With $8M Fraud Scheme Due In Federal Court
June 8, 2020 | Patch

Fund Manager Indicted over $68 Million Fraud Scheme
June 3, 2020 | Investment News

Ex-Texas Bank President Admits to Burning Records to Hide $11M Embezzlement
June 9, 2020 | Fox News

Former Employee Admits to Stealing Nearly $10 Million
June 4, 2020 | Woodlands Online


Industry Insider - June 4, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Construction Executives Should Reflect On Disclosure Duties Owed To Bonding Companies
May 28, 2020 | JD Supra


U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $302.6 Million in ‘State of Good Repair’ Grants
May 27, 2020 | U.S. Department of Transportation

Democrats Push Pandemic Aid, Highlight Infrastructure Package
May 28, 2020 | Transport Topics

USDA to Fund Water Infrastructure Projects in 36 States, Puerto Rico
May 27, 2020 | 13 WIBW

House Committee Unveils Invest in America Act for Surface Transportation
June 3, 2020 | Roads & Bridges

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $891 Million for 12 Transit Infrastructure Projects Across America
May 29, 2020 | Federal Transit Administration

COVID-19 Will Create Long-Term Impact on State DOT Revenues
May 29, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Public-Private Partnerships

What does Maryland's Purple Line Project Team Breakup Mean for P3s?
May 27, 2020 | Construction Dive

Standing to Protest P3 Award: The Clearwater Case and the Disappointed Offeror
June 1, 2020 | JD Supra

Constructors Topped Off of $200 Million Ogden Commons Project in Chicago
May 29, 2020 | Chicago Morning Star


94% of Security Pros are Concerned About Cybersecurity After the COVID-19 Outbreak
May 28, 2020 | Ciso Mag

Data Drives Business, So Why Aren't Companies Doing More to Protect It?
May 28, 2020 | Forbes

Tuttle Woman Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling More than $1.2M from Employer
June 2, 2020 | Oklahoma’s News 4


Industry Insider - May 28, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Introduction: COVID-19 Contractor Disruption Claims
May 23, 2020 | JD Supra

No Mechanic’s Lien Rights for Providers of Geotechnical and Construction Observation Services in Delaware
May 26, 2020 | Build Smart

How Will Clients Approach Contracts Post-Pandemic?
May 26, 2020 | Construction Dive

Mechanics Liens Up 40% as COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupts Industry
May 21, 2020 | Construction Dive


US Home Construction Drops 30.2% in April as Virus Rages
May 19, 2020 | The Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Moulton Proposes National High-Speed Rail Network
May 21, 2020 | Progressive Railroading

Construction Employment Shrinks In 49 States And D.C. In April; New Association Survey Finds Mix Of Layoffs, Pickup In Hiring In May
May 22, 2020 | AGC

A Stimulus Proposal Emerges From the Ashes With GOP Support: Infrastructure Spending
May 21, 2020 | Forbes

State DOTs Reiterate Need for $50B in Stopgap Funding
May 22, 2020 | AASHTO

Toll Roads Plan To Defer Capital Investments Due To COVID-19

May 22, 2020 | AASHTO

Cuomo Meets with Trump, Talks NY Infrastructure Wish List to ‘Supercharge’ Economy
May 26, 2020 | NBC New York

Public-Private Partnerships

Construction on the Reed Creek Greenway Enters Second Phase
May 19, 2020 | ABC13 WLOS

Tom Lee Park Redesign Plan Announced
May 20, 2020 | ABC24

Ohio Approves Nation's 1st Freshwater Offshore Wind Project
May 22, 2020 | E&E News

Habitat Partnership Tops Out Phase One of North Lawndale MXU
May 22, 2020 | Connect Chicago

Commercial Surety

Seeking to Change How Bail and Criminal Justice Works, Advocates Have Turned the System on its Head
May 28, 2020 | California Globe


How the FBI is Now Involved in Embezzlement Case Against Champions Golf Academy Manager
May 27, 2020 | Myrtle Beach Online

$400K in Welfare Funds Spent on Lobbying Officials
May 20, 2020 | The Greenwood Commonwealth

Crow Creek Tribal Leaders Sentenced in Embezzlement Scheme
May 20, 2020 | The Associated Press

Moreno Valley Man Charged in $10 Million Ponzi Scheme Targeting Seniors
May 21, The Press-Enterprise


Industry Insider - May 21, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

New Virginia Construction Statute: General Contractors Can Be Liable to Pay Subcontractor’s Employee Wages
May 8, 2020 | JD Supra


State DOTs Would Get $15B in Phase 4 COVID-19 Bill
May 15, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Hogan, Cuomo Press for Financial Aid for State Governments
May 13, 2020 | The Baltimore Sun

AGC Survey Tracks Slippage in Construction Demand

May 15, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Construction Starts Show Sharp Contraction in April
May 14, 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Outdoor Industry Groups Call on Congress to Invest in Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure
May 18, 2020 |

Some US Megaprojects Power Through in the New Normal
May 15, 2020 | Commercial Property Executive

Public-Private Partnerships

Luxury Project Starts Construction in Ohio
May 8, 2020 | Multi-Housing News

Despite COVID-19, Several County Projects Continue Moving Forward

May 10, 2020 | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Denver Airport Officials Propose Additional $560M and Acceleration of Construction Work
May 11, 2020 | Construction Dive

Bill Authorizing Hyperloop Partnership Passes Senate
May 14, 2020 | The Neighbor

Commercial Surety

Key Massachusetts Legislation and Administrative Guidance to Help Massachusetts Nonprofits Navigate the Pandemic
May 8, 2020 | JD Supra


Transportation Agency Hacked in 2nd Texas Government Attack
May 17, 2020 | Daily Independent

Former SF Building Inspection Commissioner Arrested by FBI, Charged With Bank Fraud
May 12, 2020 | KQED

Former Oil and Gas Manager from Tuttle Gets Four Years in Prison for embezzling Over $1M
May 18, 2020 | Fox 25

US Ports and Infrastructure Providers Come Together on Cyber Security
May 14, 2020 | Seatrade Maritime News

Digital Heists: Attacks on Financial Institutions Rise 238% in 3 Months
May 18, 2020 | Security Brief


Industry Insider - May 14, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

COVID Crisis Not Stopping Napa's Plans for New Jail
May 9, 2020 | Napa Valley Register

Audit Finds Discrepancies in Elmore County Schools Finances, Including Failure to Require Performance Bond
May 12, 2020 | WSFA 12


Senate Committee Approves Water Infrastructure Measures
May 6, 2020 | Transport Topics

Why ConstructConnect is Forecasting a One-quarter Decline in U.S. Construction Starts This Year
May 6, 2020 | Daily Commercial News

Lawmakers Still Eyeing Highway Bill Despite Coronavirus Relief Efforts
May 7, 2020 | Transport Topics

One Million Construction Workers Axed in April
May 8, 2020 | Real Estate Weekly

Dodge Momentum Index Trips on COVID-19 in April

May 7, 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Public-Private Partnerships

Vista Ridge Pipeline Will Deliver 45 Million Gallons of Water Per Day to San Antonio
May 6, 2020 | KENS 5

University of Hawaii Selects Greystar for Major Housing Project on Mānoa Campus
May 5, 2020 | University of Hawaii

Modernizing NYC's LaGuardia Airport
May 7, 2020 | Construction Equipment Guide

Commercial Surety

Corporation Commission Adopts Oil, Utility Measures to Address Pandemic Concerns
May 10, 2020 | The Oklahoman


Does Your Security Awareness and Training Program Account for Changing Work Environments?
May 8, 2020 | Security Intelligence

Insurance for Heightened Cyber Risk in the COVID-19 Era
May 8, 2020 | JD Supra

Derek Miller Arraigned for Alleged Role in Prosecutor's Office Scandal
May 12, 2020 | Macomb Daily

14 Personal Data Security Tips for Everyday Users
May 11, 2020 | Forbes


Industry Insider - May 7, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Construction Contractors Should Assert Lien Rights Carefully
April 27, 2020 | Law360

California Court of Appeal Decision Gives Big Teeth to Public Works Subcontractors’ Bond Claims
April 30, 2020 | Smith Currie


Trump Shines Spotlight on Infrastructure Amid Uncertain Legislative Agenda
April 29, 2020 | Transport Topics

NC Senate's Coronavirus Relief Bill Has $125 Million for Small Businesses, $300 Million for NCDOT
April 29, 2020 | Triangle Business Journal

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $1 Billion in Grants to 439 Airports in 50 States
April 30, 2020 | Federal Aviation Administration

Construction Employment Declines In 99 Metro Areas in March From 2019 As Industry Officials Call For New State & Federal Funding To Add Jobs
April 28, 2020 | AGC

States Projecting Big Budget Cuts Due To COVID-19
May 1, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Survey: Industry Anxiety Levels Fall, But Concern for Business Stability Still is High
April 26, 2020 | Engineering News-Record

Coronavirus Cuts Transportation Funding, Puts Major Road and Bridge Projects on Hold
May 4, 2020 | USA Today

Public-Private Partnerships

Illinois State University Suspends Residence Hall Project, Other Construction Work Because of COVID-19
April 29, 2020 | The Pantagraph

D.C. Announces Agreements for Two New Hospitals at St. Elizabeth’s And Howard University
April 30, 2020 | DCist

Coronavirus Proves US Broadband Infrastructure is Essential
May 5, 2020 | Fitch Ratings

Investment Group and Camden County Join Forces to Launch Spaceport Camden
April 28, 2020 | SpaceRef

Commercial Surety

Producers Have Too Much Crude Oil. Where Do They Put It?
April 30, 2020 | The Oklahoman


Is Your Business Aware of Data Breach Threats and Cyber Insurance Limitations?
May 4, 2020 | TALG Law

Banking & Insurance Expert Reveals How Social Engineering is on a High Rise in Banking During COVID-19
May 5, 2020 | Global Banking & Finance Review

7 Fraud Predictions in the Wake of the Coronavirus
April 29, 2020 | Dark Reading

Billions of Assets at Risk as Advisors Wing it on Tech
April 30, 2020 | Financial Planning

Iowa Man Sentenced to Prison on Fraudulent Investment Scheme, Ordered to Pay $2 Million in Restitution
May 2, 2020 | Siouxland Proud


Industry Insider - April 30, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Recent Court Decision Affects Enforceability of Pay-When-Paid Clauses
April 23, 2020 | Lexology

Remember the Pennsylvania Construction Notices Directory? It Still Exists… and Matters
April 27, 2020 | JD Supra

Responding to Contractors’ Notice of Delay Caused by Covid-19
April 20, 2020 | Bloomberg Law

Why Is It Taking So Long to Clean Up L.A.’s Exide Mess?
April 27, 2020 | Capital & Main


As Residents Stay Home, State DOT Work Presses On
April 22, 2020 | Transport Topics

Trump Focused on Infrastructure for Next Stimulus Package
April 22, 2020 | Transport Topics

Cratering Economy Registers Historic Drop in Architecture Billings Index
April 22, 2020 | Archinect News

Senate Water Bills Need More Funding Due to Pandemic: Witnesses
April 22, 2020 | Bloomberg Environment

State DOTs Feeling The Budgetary Impact Of COVID-19
April 24, 2020 | AASHTO Journal

Trump Signs Coronavirus Aid Bill as Tensions Rise Over Next One
April 24, 2020 | NBC News

Public-Private Partnerships

JLL Capital Markets Arranges Construction Loan for First Phase of 266-Unit The Riverfront Lofts Development in Waco, Texas
April 27, 2020 | Multifamily Biz

Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. Infrastructure Projects
April 23, 2020 | Nossaman LLP Infra Insight Blog

Temporary medical facility under construction at Marina Airport
April 21, 2020 | KSBW 8

The Connecticut Port Authority says State Pier Construction Schedule on Track
April 27, 2020 | The Day

Commercial Surety

State Regulators Require Reclamation of San Juan County Copper Mine by September 2021
April 23, 2020 | The Salt Lake Tribune

How Rampaging Virus Led to No-Bail Policy
April 29, 2020 | The Madera Tribune


Attackers Target Oil and Gas Industry with AgentTesla
April 23, 2020 | Bank Info Security

Raymond James Sues Insurers for $60 Million Over Broker’s Fraud
April 24, 2020 | Advisor Hub

Lessons Learned from the Small Business Administration's Data Breach
April 23, 2020 | Tech Republic

Authorities Are on Alert for Insider Trading - Is Your Business at Risk?
April 25, 2020 | JD Supra

Troves of Zoom Credentials Shared on Hacker Forums
April 28, 2020 | Threat Post


Industry Insider - April 23, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Construction Performance Bond Surety Relieved of Liability Because Bond Owner Did Not Provide Timely Notice of Default
April 20, 2020 | JD Supra


Road Builders Promote Bridge Repair for Economic Recovery
April 13, 2020 | American Shipper

Construction Starts Decline in March
April 15, 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

U.S. Department of Transportation Makes Available $311.8 Million for Capital Rail Projects
April 17, 2020 | US Department of Transportation

CEOs Detail Virus-Reshaped Business Realities
April 19, 2020 |Engineering News-Record

Senate Passes $484B Coronavirus Relief Package
April 21, 2020 | The Hill

Bipartisan Senators Announce $19.5B Water Infrastructure Proposal
April 21, 2020 | The Hill

Public-Private Partnerships

COVID-19 Not Seen as Serious Setback for Vicksburg’s ‘Transformational’ Innovation Center
April 15, 2020 | Mississippi Business Journal

Hines JV to Begin Construction on Washington, DC Mixed-Use Project
April 16, 2020 | Multi-Housing News

PPPs Will be an Important Part of the Capital Stack for Real Estate Development Projects
April 21, 2020 |NY Real Estate Journal

Commercial Surety

City's Commercial Cannabis Regs Take Effect in May Though It's Not Expected to be an Economic Boon
April 15, 2020 | Wild Rivers Outpost

Arkansas Reports Medical Marijuana Sales Have Topped $63 Million
April 21, 2020 | High Times

FCC Urged to Delay Vote on New Space Debris Regulations, Suggesting a Performance Bond
April 17, 2020 | Space News


Flattening the Scam Curve: Be Prepared for Uptick in COVID-19 Social Engineering Cyber Attacks
April 15, 2020 | JD Supra

Business Email Compromise Is Extremely Costly and Increasingly Preventable
April 15, 2020 | Forbes

Department of Justice Takes Swift Action to Combat Coronavirus-Related Fraud
April 16, 2020 | The National Law Review

Long Jail Term for Crooked Insurance Agent: Claimed Comp for Phony Policy Sales
April 17, 2020 | JD Supra


Industry Insider - April 16, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

COVID-19 and the Construction Industry: Looking Beyond Force Majeure to Recover Time and Costs for Delay
April 9, 2020 | Construct Law

‘Wet’ Ink Signatures Requirements May Fade After Coronavirus
April 10, 2020 | Bloomberg Law

The Three C’s of Surety Bond Underwriting and the Increasing Importance of Character
Spring 2020 | Robins Kaplan LLP

The Importance of Reviewing and Complying with Performance Bonds
April 7, 2020 | The National Law Review


Treasury Eases Construction Firms' Path to COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Loans
April 7, 2020 | Engineering News-Record

AASHTO Asks Congress For $50B Fiscal Backstop For State DOTs
April 8, 2020 | AASHTO

Florida Accelerates $2.1B of DOT Projects During State Coronavirus Shutdown
April 7, 2020 | Construction Dive

Elaine Chao Emphasizes Need for Infrastructure, Safety Funds for Rural Areas
April 8, 2020 | Transport Topic

Post-Coronavirus Contingency Planning for Contractors, Owners
April 8, 2020 | Construction Dive

Is Construction Essential In Your State?
April 14, 2020 | Construct Connect

Small Construction Firms Top List of Virus Relief Loan Approvals
April 14, 2020 | Bloomberg

Public-Private Partnerships

With Traffic Down, FDOT Moves to Speed Up I-4 Ultimate Construction
April 13, 2020 | News 13

Louisiana Public Facilities Authority: LPFA Supports Student Housing Expansion at LSU
April 15, 2020 | Business Report

Venice Council to Discuss Partnership to Widen Laurel Road
April 13, 2020 | Herald-Tribune

All Aboard the High-Speed Train to Las Vegas: California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
April 14, 2020 | The Orange County Register

Commercial Surety

Small-Business Group Seeks Limited Relief From Surety Bond Requirement
April 9, 2020 | Transport Topics

Breaking Misconceptions: The Trials and Tribulations of a US Crypto Trading Venue
April 13, 2020 | The Daily Hodl

Reductions-in-Force, Layoffs and Furloughs Can Trigger Unexpected Pension Plan Funding Obligations, Including Surety Bonds
April 14, 2020 | Baker Hostetler


Real estate CEO, Former GOP Nominee, Says he’s Being Investigated by FBI
April 7, 2020 | Business Den

COVID-19 and Teleworking: Making Sure Businesses and Their Employees Are on the Same Page
April 10, 2020 | Inside Business

Cybersecurity Cases Rise by 82.5%
April 12, 2020 | The Star

Mock Attacks Help Local Agencies, Schools Prepare for Targeted Cyber Scams
April 6, 2020 | Security Boulevard

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Industry Insider - April 9, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

The Intertwined Business Worlds of Construction & Surety: Can the Surety Industry Weather the COVID-19 Storm?
April 2, 2020 | Smith Currie

Demotech Investigates Impact of COVID-19 on Surety Insurance
April 2, 2020 | Cision PR Newswire

Social Distancing, Shelter Orders Impede Construction Bonds
April 6, 2020 | Engineering News Record

Force Majeure Clauses and Construction Contract Issues Related to COVID-19
March 25, 2020 | JD Supra


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Immediate Impacts on Construction Planning Mixed
March 2020 | Dodge Data & Analytics

Lawmakers Look to Infrastructure Spending to Help Economy Recover from Coronavirus
April 1, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

Construction Costs Continue to Rise in 2020
April 1, 2020 | Commercial Property Executive

Highway Users Urges White House to Make Infrastructure Construction “Essential”
April 1, 2020 | Transportation Today

Pelosi says Infrastructure May Have to Wait Past Fourth Coronavirus Bill
April 3, 2020 | CNN Politics

The Potential Role of Infrastructure in The Coronavirus Pandemic
April 6, 2020 | Spectrum News 1

COVID-19 Pandemic Shakes Confidence in Infrastructure Investment
April 6, 2020 | The Construction Specifier

Kansas Governor Signs New Transportation Bill
April 3, 2020 | KFDI

Transportation Budget Signed but Projects Still Paused
March 31, 2020 | The Spokesman-Review


Thinking About Public-Private Partnerships During an Economic Crisis
March 26, 2020 | NASBP
FDOT Agrees to Pay I-4 Ultimate Construction Group Additional $125 Million
April 2, 2020 | Click Orlando

Commercial Surety

San Juan County Copper Mine Loses its State Permits, Allowing Access to the Company’s $6.1 Million Surety Bond
April 6, 2020 | The Salt Lake Tribune


Five Tips for Safer Remote Work
March 26, 2020 | Security Boulevard

COVID-19 Can Detonate Cyber Landmines if You Don’t Pinpoint Your Exposures
April 2, 2020 | Risk Insurance

FBI Warns Businesses of High Cyber-Risk as they Receive 1,200 Scam Complaints in One Week
April 3, 2020 | Computer Business Review

Three Effective Cybersecurity Rules to Live By
April 7, 2020 | Forbes

Do’s and Don’ts of Videoconferencing Security
April 7, 2020 | Computerworld


Industry Insider - April 2, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

The COVID-19 Potential Impact on Contract Surety
March 25, 2020 | The National Law Review

Continuous Cessation of Labor on Construction Projects Can Trigger Statutory Remedy Deadlines
March 25, 2020 | JD Supra

Is Coronavirus an Excusable or Compensable Delay
March 21, 2020 | The Lien Zone

Contractors: It’s Time to Send Your COVID-19 Notice
March 17, 2020 | The National Law Review

Infrastructure Bill Gains New Steam as Coronavirus Worsens
March 31, 2020 | The Hill


Union Officials Join Together to Keep Construction Activities Moving During Coronavirus Pandemic
March 24, 2020 | Railway Track and Structures

AASHTO Urges Increased Road Funding to Boost Coronavirus-Damaged Economy
March 23, 2020 | Equipment World

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Immediate Impacts on Construction Planning Mixed
March 2020 | Dodge Data & Analysis

How Federal Contractors Can Prepare for Coronavirus Disruptions
March 23, 2020 | Bloomberg Law

FDOT Trying to Speed up I-4 Ultimate Work While Roads are Less Congested
March 25, 2020 | WESH2

An Evolving Tracker of Construction Shutdowns Across the United States
March 23, 2020 | JD Supra

Coronavirus-Related Slowdowns Poised to Pummel Construction Supply Chain
March 24, 2020 | The Architect’s Newspaper

Ex-USDOT Bosses Urge Congress to Reauthorize Fast
March 25, 2020 | ITS International

Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill’s Tax and Lending Provisions Will Help Construction Firms, But Industry Needs Additional Measures
March 26, 2020 | Association of General Contractors of America

Public-Private Partnerships

Despite Pandemic, Omaha VA's $86 Million Clinic is on Schedule to Open This Summer
March 23, 2020 | Live Well Nebraska

Transit Hub to Feature University of Miami Student Housing
March 25, 2020 | Miami Today

New Mexico Approves 50-Megawatt Public-Private Solar Project
March 30, 2020 | Kallanish Energy Daily News & Analysis

Commercial Surety

Ohio Legislature Considers Occupational-Licensing Reciprocity Bill
March 24, 2020 | The Heartland Institute

Why Digitizing Professional Licensing is Critical in the Time of Social Distancing... and All Times
March 27, 2020 | Government Technology

San Juan County Copper Mine Shuts Down, Leaving Behind Unpaid Workers, Environmental Fears
March 24, 2020 | The Salt Lake Tribune

W.Va. Regulators Sue Coal Operator ERP, Here’s Why It Matters
March 27, 2020 | WV Public Broadcasting


Can the Tsunami of Phone-Based Social Engineering be Contained?
March 17, 2020 | Security Magazine

Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith Charged with Embezzlement, 3 Others Also Charged
March 24, 2020 | Detroit Free Press

Zero-day Malware, SQL Injections Rise in Q4 2019
March 26, 2020 | SC Media

Why Microsoft's Office 365 has Become an All-Access Pass for Phishers to Exploit
March 27, 2020 | Tech Republic

Hackers Get Creative in Latest COVID-19-Fueled Phishing Tactics
March 30, 2020 | Channel Futures

Think Multi-Factor Authentication Can’t be Hacked? Think Again
March 27, 2020 | IT World Canada


Industry Insider - March 26, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Hawaii Giant Telescope Opponents Appeal Project Bond Ruling
March 23, 2020 | Hawaii News Now

Napa's Inmate Reentry Facility Finally Close to Opening After Contractor Defaulted
March 22, 2020 | Napa Valley Register

Nassau Inspector General: Courthouse Contractor Did Not ID Key Principals
March 21, 2020 | Newsday


Transportation Changes Are Challenging and Costly, Report Says
March 12, 2020 | Governing

How the 2020 Economy is Shaping up for Construction, Other Markets
March 16, 2020 | Smart Brief

Construction Industry Pushes Back On Building Bans
March 17, 2020 | BIZNOW

Force Majeure Clauses Take Center Stage in Contractors' Coronavirus Response
March 16, 2020 | Construction Dive

6 Ways the Coronavirus Outbreak will Affect Construction
March 13, 2020 | Construction Dive

U.S. Chamber Letter to the President on Essential Infrastructure and Essential Businesses and Services
March 18, 2020 | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Fallout Boosts Outlook for Long-Term Infrastructure Funding
March 22, 2020 | American Shipper

Gov. Cuomo: New York Construction Sites Can Operate Without Restriction
March 19, 2020 | Bis Now

How Contractors are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
March 19, 2020 | Construction Dive

Public-Private Partnerships

Apartment Complex, Retail Space Will Be Next Addition to University Village
March 16, 2020 | Kearney Hub

Energy Infrastructure is a Good Example of How Public-Private Partnership Is Working
March 23, 2020 | Williston Herald

Mixed-Use Student Housing P3 Project at Bowie State University
March 19, 2020 | Business Wire

Stockton University Set to Break Ground on New Student Housing in Atlantic City
March 23, 2020 | Jersey Digs

Commercial Surety

Oklahoma Department of Labor Extends Expiration Dates for Occupational Licensing
March 19, 2020 | Sandite Pride News

Conor Norris and Edward Timmons: Utah has Become a National Leader on Occupational Licensing Reform
March 20, 2020 | The  Salt Lake Tribunal

If Occupational Licensing Harm People Regardless of Coronavirus, Why Not Get Rid of Them Entirely?
March 23, 2020 | The National Interest


How the Cloud has Opened New Doors for Hackers
March 17, 2020 | Messenger Inquirer

Surge in Working From Home Raises Cyber Exposure Issues
March 17, 2020 | Business Insurance

The Toxic Allure of Fake Emails -- And How to Deploy The Antidote
March 17, 2020 | Forbes

Man Accused of Embezzlement; Investing in African Diamonds
March 20, 2020 | Rome Sentinel

$71 Million Fraud Case in South Dakota Puts Harsh Spotlight on Organic Supply Chain
March 23, 2020 | Omaha World-Herald


Industry Insider - March 19, 2020Open in a New Window


Florida Limits Retainage on Public Projects to 5%
March 2, 2020 | Construction Dive

What Are Parties’ Rights Under the AIA Owner-Contractor Agreements in the Event of a Coronavirus Pandemic?
March 6, 2020 | JD Supra

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Formally Announces More Than $39 Million for Improvement & Expansion of Two Texas Ports
March 10, 2020 | U.S. Department of Transportation

Texas Central Presents Texas High-Speed Train Updates to Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce Members
March 9, 2020 | Chron

Is Your Construction Project at Risk for Delays or Damages Because of the Coronavirus?
March 10, 2020 | The National Law Review

US Allocates $248.5m to Fund Railroad Infrastructure Projects
March 13, 2020 | Railway Technology

Civic Group Calls on Congress to Rethink $305B Transport Bill
March 13, 2020 | Smart Cities Dive

AGC Addresses 2020 Policy Landscape for Construction
March 16, 2020 | Smart Brief

Missouri Officials Awaiting Congressional Action on Highway Funding
March 14, 2020 | The Joplin Globe

Public-Private Partnerships

Prospective Projects Paint Bright Future for New Albany's Charlestown Road
March 11, 2020 | News and Tribune

Illinois Hospital Clears Hurdle for $194M Surgery Center, Specialty Clinic Project — Four Highlights
March 13, 2020 | Becker’s ASC Review


6 Cybersecurity Trends Worth Looking at in 2020: Blockchain Is on the List
March 8, 2020 | The Daily Hodl

Youngsville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Wire Fraud for Million-Dollar Ponzi Scheme
March 11, 2020 | Daily Advertiser

Houston Pharmacist Found Guilty Of Health Care Fraud
March 11, 2020 | Patch

90% Hospitals, Health Systems Faced Email-Based Cyberattack in 2019
March 11, 2020 | Health IT Security

Cybercriminals Seek Profit in Coronavirus
March 12, 2020 | Government Technology

Contract Surety

GFL Environmental Paid More than $15M to Settle Waste Industries Landfill Suit in Tennessee
March 13, 2020 | Waste Dive

Occupational Licensing

States Lead The Way in Coronavirus Crisis With Emergency Removal of Occupational Licensing Obstacles—Why Not Make Them Permanent?
March 18, 2020 | CATO at Liberty


Industry Insider - March 12, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Cemex appeals BLM’s Decision Ordering Company to Pay $25M
March 4, 2020 | The Signal
Reading Hopes to Use Local Contractors for Sidewalk Replacement Program
March 4, 2020 | Reading Eagle

Commercial Surety

Crime Watchdog Says Cash Only Bonds at Orleans Criminal District are Unconstitutional
March 6, 2020 | Fox 8

Elimination of Surety Bid Bond Requirement in the Medicare/Medicaid Policy Provisions in Trump Administration’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal
February 25, 2020 | Reed Smith


Humans Remain Weak Link in Fight Against Email Scams
March 3, 2020 | Business Insurance

11 Shocking Statistics That Reveal the State of Cybersecurity in 2020
March 5, 2020 | Telegraph Star

Co-Founders of Alleged $9 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme Plead Not Guilty
March 5, 2020 | Cointelegraph

The Inevitable Death Of Passwords
March 6, 2020 | Forbes

Cyber Insurance Capacity Could Quadruple in Six Years; Don’t Let Your Coverage Lag
March 6, 2020 | Risk & Insurance

Public-Private Partnerships

Denver Airport Chief Takes Blame for $1.8B Great Hall P3 Debacle
February 27, 2020 | Construction Dive

Bills Taking Aim at Hogan Highway Plan May Move in House
March 4, 2020 | Maryland Matters


Rep. Costa Proposes Legislation to Complete California High-Speed Rail Project
March 4, 2020 | Transportation Today

Juneau Construction Company CEO: “Now I’m Not the Only Woman in the Trailer”
March 4, 2020 | Redshift

Florida’s Turnpike Moving Forward With $1 Billion Plan to Widen to Four Lanes Each Way
February 28, 2020 | TC Palm

Mnuchin: Trump to Prioritize Infrastructure in Any Coronavirus Stimulus Package
March 3, 2020 | The Hill

Construction Industry Growth Predicted in JLL 2020Report Amid Cost Upticks, Coronavirus Uncertainty
March 6, 2020 | Construction Dive

Occupational Licensing

New Mexico Aids Military Families with Reciprocity Bill
February 27, 2020 | U.S. Air Force

DeSantis Wanted ‘Bold,’ But May Get Far Less
February 29, 2020 | The Ledger

Wisconsin Moves to Make it Easier for Military Families to Find Work Through Licensing Reform
March 6, 2020 | GM Today


Industry Insider - March 5, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

The Dotted Line: How to Get Payment From Slow-paying General Contractors
February 25, 2020 | Construction Dive

Managing Construction Risk For Oregon Owners And Builders
February 26, 2020 | JD Supra

Commercial Surety

Criminal-Justice Changes Are Squeezing the Bail-Bond Industry
February 21, 2020 | Wall Street Journal

Judge: Marianna Tax Collector 'Abandoned' Her Job
February 29, 2020 | Observer-Reporter


Ex-Microsoft Engineer Nabbed in Bitcoin Embezzlement Scheme
February 26, 2020 | Decrypt

FBI Cyber Crime Report Shows the Weakness of Password Protection
February 26, 2020 | Next Gov

Shark Tank Host Caught up in Phishing Scam, Loses $380,000

February 27, 2020 | Forbes

Recent Cases Hold that Policyholders Are Entitled to Insurance Coverage Under Various Types of Insurance Policies for Losses Associated with Social Engineering Schemes and Ransomware Attacks
March 2, 2020 | The National Law Review

Public-Private Partnerships

New P3 Contract Form Promises to Better Allocate Risk
February 26, 2020 | Construction Dive

Broker to Seek Developers for Dallas White Park in North Port
March 2, 2020 | Herald-Tribune

Leveraging $30 Billion in Upgrades to New York City’s Airports
February 26, 2020 | Urban Land


Maryland Governor Hogan Touts Role of States in National Infrastructure Debate
February 28, 2020 | The AASHTO Journal

Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. Unveils $4.3 Billion Plan to Fund I-35 through Austin
February 26, 2020 | Texas Department of Transportation

Board Approves $173 Billion Metro Atlanta Road and Transit Plan
February 26, 2020 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Marcum: Infrastructure Spending Drives Strong Q4 Commercial Construction Index
February 25, 2020 | Marcum Construction Services

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $653.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs
February 27, 2020 | US Department of Transportation

Prevailing Wage Expansion is Back With Some Differences — Businesses Say it Still Threatens Growth
February 20, 2020 | Albany Business Review

US Construction Spending up 1.8% in January to Record Level
March 2, 2020 | The Associated Press


Industry Insider - February 20, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Denver Transit Agency Threatens to Send Notice of Default to Rail Line Contractor
February 14, 2020 | Mass Transit

Airport Main Runway Now Open
February 18, 2020 | Great Bend Tribune

Commercial Surety

Setback Decision Made, Crescent City Council Discusses Fees, Bonds for Commercial Cannabis Businesses
February 5, 2020 | Wild Rivers Outpost

Using Bonds to Reinforce the New Birth Tourism Restrictions
January 27, 2020 | Center for Immigration Studies

Wyoming Lawmakers Move to Protect Workers, Counties, Against Future Coal Bankruptcies
February 17, 2020 | KPVI

Tennessee: Proposed Occupational Licensing Bill Effectively ‘Killed’ by Senator
February 14, 2020 | WKRN

Arkansas Governor Creates New Licensing ‘Working Group’
February 15, 2020 | Talk Business & Politics

Florida Senate Panel Can’t Come Together on Occupational Licensing Reform
February 17, 2020 | Florida Politics

Patterson Introduces Bill to Ease Transfer of Occupational Licenses to California
February 18, 2020 | The Business Journal


Fifth Third Customers Hit by Data Breach Involving Employees
February 11, 2020 | Cincinnati Business Courier

Benton County Falls For $740,000 Scam Traced to India. It Keeps Happening
February 9, 2020 | Tri-City Herald

Cybersecurity Attacks Aren’t Random and Your Defense Shouldn’t Be Either
February 18, 2020 | Multi Briefs

Google Removes 500 Chrome Extensions Tied to Malvertising
February 17, 2020 | Gov Info Security


The 78 Megadevelopment to Kick Off With 3 Million Square Feet of Construction, Including University of Illinois Led Research Facility
February 12, 2020 | Chicago Tribune

Making the Grade: Why School Construction Costs Are Climbing and Projects Are Stalling
February 11, 2020 | Construction Dive

U.S. Industry Snapshot - January’s Nonresidential Construction Starts -14% M/M and -11% Ytd
February 14, 2020 | Daily Commercial News

Commercial, Multifamily Construction Starts Rise 11% YOY in Top 20 Metros: Dodge
February 12, 2020 | Construction Dive

Public-Private Partnerships

Washington to Investigate Track, Stadium Cost; Board Approves Documents for 3 New Schools
February 17, 2020 | Jackson Sun

Fort Worth’s $1.2B Panther Island Project May ‘Take a Pause’ Amid Funding Questions
February 18, 2020 | NBC DFW


Industry Insider - February 13, 2020Open in a New Window

Contract Surety

Joplin School District, Contractors Working to Fix Leaky East Middle School
January 29, 2020 │ The Joplin Global

NYC Design-Build Law: Lowest Bid No Longer Ensures a Win
February 5, 2020 │ NASBP

Commercial Surety

Hutchins Roundup: Occupational Licenses, Monetary Policy’s Long-Term Effects, and More
January 23, 2020 │Florida Politics

Occupational License Deregulation Bill Continues to Move in House
January 28, 2020 │Florida Politics

Ohio Joining the Ranks Of Occupational Licensing Reform
February 6, 2020 | Independent Women’s Forum


House Bill Passes Requiring IBD Reps, Brokers To Become Employees
February 7, 2020 │Financial Advisor

8 South Florida Residents Plead Guilty to $5M Casino Embezzlement Scheme
February 7, 2020 │Financial Advisor

Mississippi's Ex-Welfare Director, 5 Others Arrested Over 'Massive' Fraud
February 7, 2020 │Financial Advisor

Are We Phish in a Barrel?
February 7, 2020 | Security Boulevard


35 U.S. Mega Projects Summed to 15% of Total Nonresidential Starts
February 6, 2020 | Daily Commercial News

Penn Station Redevelopment Gets Opportunity Zone Funding From Local Investor

February 5, 2020 | Baltimore Business Journal

Commentary: An Idea for a New Predictor of Construction’s Future
February 4, 2020 | Engineering News-Record
New York City Studies Feasibility of $1B Passenger Rail Lines
February 5, 2020 | Engineering News-Record

The Top Construction Projects to Watch in 2020
January 29, 2020 | Construction Dive

VDOT Delivers Update on $3.8-Billion HRBT Expansion Project
February 4, 2020 | WAVY

Public-Private Partnerships

Capstone to Develop New On-Campus Mixed-Use Student Housing Project at Arizona State University Downtown Campus
February 12, 2020 | PR Newswire


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