Legislative & Political Advocacy

ELEC825 advocates for development projects and legislation that will benefit union Operating Engineers, contractors and our communities. We work actively in Trenton, Albany, and Washington DC and at the county and municipal levels to increase support for programs and legislation. We monitor legislative activity and serve as an advocate with members of government, government agencies and the public to advance our issues.

ELEC’s primary areas of focus include:

We promote union built development projects, support construction-friendly legislation in Trenton, and communicate how infrastructure is critical to the region’s economy.

ELEC825 launched the Road to Repair website to consolidate its advocacy for a Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) solution in 2016. Its resounding success led to its expansion in 2017 and 2018 to advocate for all infrastructure, including transportation, water, sewer and energy and to extend beyond New Jersey into New York.

Legislative and Political Advocacy News

“Requires certain contractors to register under ‘The Public Works Contractor Registration Act.’”… Read More

Permits public-private partnership agreements for certain building and highway infrastructure projects; provides for EDA oversight.
“This bill permits certain government entities … Read More

 1.   a.  The Legislature finds and declares that:
(1) Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the State today … Read More

The bill establishes mechanisms to allow public-private-partnerships for various building and highway infrastructure projects in New Jersey. Specifically, the bill … Read More

HR 3017, which reauthorizes the federal Brownfields Program that assists localities with the environmental cleanup of properties so the land … Read More

A5194 is sponsored by Tim Eustace and Kevin J. Rooney. The Senate version of the bill, S3521, is sponsored by … Read More

The U.S. Senate has approved two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on FERC, which oversees the nation’s … Read More

An important piece of legislation designed to protect New Jersey’s water supply from contaminants due to negligence, mismanagement, and cyberattacks … Read More

Key aspects of the bill are highlighted below.
This bill, to be known as the “Water Quality Accountability Act,” is intended … Read More

Key aspects of the bill are highlighted below.
This bill, to be known as the “Water Quality Accountability Act,” is intended … Read More

This $400 million is the gas tax and the Transportation Trust Fund at work to fix the state’s roads and … Read More

SYNOPSIS The “Water Quality Accountability Act”; imposes certain testing, reporting, management, and infrastructure investment requirements on water purveyors. ELEC825 is … Read More

From newspapers to municipal groups to business groups to fiscal conservative groups, there is broad support for putting NJ’s Transportation … Read More

The Star-Ledger Editorial Board has written a strong endorsement for Public Question 2, arguing that a vote YES protects the … Read More

After decades of neglecting our roads and bridges and putting NJ’s infrastructure on a credit card, we finally have funding … Read More

“The news that Legislative leaders and the Governor have come to an agreement to fund the Transportation Trust Fund is … Read More

New Jersey’s estate tax is paid by heirs who inherit more than $675,000. That is the nation’s lowest threshold. The … Read More

After today’s nearly-unanimous Senate vote, S2489 which expands Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) is one step closer to becoming law. Next stop, … Read More

ELEC825 continues to track and support legislation that spurs economic development and the jobs that they bring. A3859/S2489, which permits … Read More

ELEC825 advocated for the “Water Infrastructure Protection Act” that was signed into law by Gov. Christie.



ELEC825 advocated for the “Water Infrastructure Protection Act”. It passed the Assembly and Senate last week.

ELEC825 is hard at work advocating for bills in Trenton that raise the standards of construction and ensure safe construction … Read More

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