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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 in working on lucrative government contracts, your firm requires the guidance of knowledgeable professionals who can navigate each stage of this complex and highly regulated process.  Projects for Every Type of Business Whether they work in commercial or residential construction, most construction businesses obtain

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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 the needs of the state.  Below, we discuss how our lobbyists educate Florida lawmakers on the needs of the construction industry. Although no easy task, it is possible to get through to lawmakers and enact real change. For a lobbyist who will champion your

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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 hurricanes on an almost yearly basis.  Below, a construction advocate at Cotney Construction Lobbying discusses the proposed State Action Plan that has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If approved, this plan could provide needed funding to construction

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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 are offering some high praise for the new rule, which will allow them to do much more than seek alternative treatments for glaucoma.  According to Toi Hutchinson, who once worked as a Democratic state senator from Olympia Fields and currently co-sponsors the Cannabis Regulation

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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 a recession that will lead to massive layoffs like the Great Recession of the late 2000s? Or are we bound for another year of sustained economic growth? In this editorial, the construction industry advocates from Cotney Construction Lobbying will answer all of these questions

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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 on average. However, Florida lawmakers, influenced by utility companies, are hesitant to pass such laws, and it may be to the detriment of consumers and contractors alike.  In this article, we discuss solar power in Florida and its potential impact on the construction industry.

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