Business – Cotney Construction Lobbying

Navigating the Bid Process with a Construction Lobbyist

Navigating the Bid Process with a Construction Lobbyist Construction firms have a lot on their plate. At Cotney Construction Lobbying, our consultants and lobbyists are here to assist construction companies with a variety of legislative and executive advocacy initiatives. We also help construction professionals create successful construction bids on government projects. If you are interested […]

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How a Construction Lobbyist Educates Florida Lawmakers

How a Construction Lobbyist Educates Florida Lawmakers Construction companies face obstacles unlike any in other industries. Widespread bankruptcy, injuries, and labor shortages are just some of the issues plaguing the industry. But while these issues may be obvious to contractors, they are just a drop in the bucket to Florida lawmakers who are overwhelmed with […]

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Florida’s $633 Million State Action Plan

Florida’s $633 Million State Action Plan Infrastructure has a ubiquitous impact on our state, providing necessary utilities to millions of Florida residents. Without roads, bridges, electricity, or water, our state would enter into a crisis. Unfortunately, infrastructure is as vital as it is vulnerable in the Sunshine State, where our infrastructure is battered by powerful […]

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After Percolating for 6 Months, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act Has Finally Arrived

After Percolating for 6 Months, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act Has Finally Arrived Illinois residents spent almost $20 million on recreational marijuana in the first dozen days of legalization, outpacing the majority of states that have already legalized the psychoactive drug championed by celebrities like Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg. Now, Illinois residents […]

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Why Fear of a 2020 Recession Is Receding

Why Fear of a 2020 Recession Is Receding Business owners have been experiencing a lot of anxiety lately with rumors of an incoming recession looming over them for the better part of 2019. However, a recent influx of news reports are suggesting the exact opposite. So, which is it? Is America on the brink of […]

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Could a Solar Mandate Come to Florida?

Could a Solar Mandate Come to Florida? A recent survey conducted by CITE research revealed that over 70 percent of Americans would support a nationwide solar panel mandate requiring solar panels to be installed on newly built homes. Nowhere would this be more impactful than in Florida where there are 101 sunny days a year […]

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Are Local Regulations Hindering Your Construction Company? This Proposed Amendment Could Make Things Worse

Are Local Regulations Hindering Your Construction Company? This Proposed Amendment Could Make Things Worse A proposed constitutional amendment could make it harder for lawmakers to limit the legislative power of local governments. The proposed amendment, SJR 1674, would have an effect on laws pertaining to anything from local occupational licensing (HB 3) to sunscreens (HB […]

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The Problem With Lobbying for a Single Goal

The Problem With Lobbying for a Single Goal Overregulation. A skilled labor shortage. Rising material costs. These are just a few of the issues that may be keeping you up at night. Construction professionals looking to safeguard their interests often turn to a lobbyist to help them voice their concerns regarding a single issue. Your […]

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Outside Forces Could Slow Construction Growth in 2020. How Will You Be Affected?

Outside Forces Could Slow Construction Growth in 2020. How Will You Be Affected? Everyone is nervous about what 2020 could mean for the construction industry. All signs point to the U.S. economy being unable to keep up with the industry’s continued growth in the new decade, but how will this impact contractors? And are they […]

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The FIU Bridge Collapse Could Change the Industry

The FIU Bridge Collapse Could Change the Industry On March 15, 2018, the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge collapsed, crushing eight vehicles and resulting in ten injuries and six deaths. In the wake of this tragedy, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigated the collapse and published its final report on the incident. According […]

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