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A New York court has held that the State’s regulatory limits on executive compensation and administrative expenses for entities that receive state funds unconstitutionally exceed proper regulatory authority. The regulations,...more
Georgia may soon join the growing ranks of states with broad enabling legislation for all forms of public-private partnerships (or P3). Senate Bill 255 (2013) passed the Georgia State Senate on Monday, February 24, 2014, by a...more
Recognizing the innovative P3 approach to project delivery and financial structure for a major US infrastructure project, the Bond Buyer awarded the Indiana Finance Authority's private activity bonds for the East End Crossing...more
Beanie Baby Founder Pleads Guilty to $53-Million Tax Evasion
by Frank L. Brunetti on October 7, 2013
Ty Warner, founder of the iconic Beanie Baby empire, has agreed to plead guilty to federal tax evasion charges. His...more
FEDERAL, state and local budgets are in disarray in the United States. Funding at all levels is challenged, if not essentially unavailable, further exacerbated with political polarization in full swing. At the same time, in...more
Department of Justice Considers Personal Benefit an Important Factor in Prosecuting Employment Tax Cases
by Frank L. Brunetti on September 24, 2013
Since 2008, the U.S. economy has struggled and employers faced with the...more
The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) was a public-private partnership (PPP) model introduced by the United Kingdom government back in 1992 as a tool to engage the private sector to design, construct, finance and operate...more
Current funding levels for public infrastructure in the United States are inadequate. Existing infrastructure is crumbling due to long-deferred maintenance and new infrastructure needed by the public is not being built. ...more
Will the Bitcoin Become a New Tax Evasion Tool?
by Joseph M. Donegan on August 19, 2013
Bitcoins, a controversial but highly popular global digital currency, is being used by more
consumers to make several types of...more
Before departing Washington, DC for the traditional August Congressional recess, Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) announced that they are forming the Congressional Caucus on Public-Private...more
P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects -
We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public. ...more
On July 31, 2013, the Indiana Finance Authority (“IFA”), in coordination with the Indiana Department of Transportation (“INDOT”), shortlisted four teams for its I-69 Section 5 Project (the “Project”) located between...more
During the afterglow of the closings for the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road projects, transportation officials across the country viewed public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a panacea for the challenges caused by...more
Yesterday, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing a Public Private Partnership Program for the County....more
After achieving several P3 project milestones and awards in 2012, Virginia’s Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships (OTP3) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia released a draft document entitled “2013...more
As we previously reported in April, organizations that annually recognize top projects and industry organizations worldwide have proven that they are no longer focusing solely on mega-projects that are part of major...more
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has started implementing pension reform legislation enacted in 2011 that imposes demanding contracting and disclosure requirements on state and local pension fund boards. The new pension fund...more
“The $2.6 billion deal to lease San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to a private consortium is being watched by bankers and industry officials keen to import a business model that is widely used in Europe and...more
This week the Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) requesting private sector involvement to collect best practices for delivery and financing of the planned Maryland National...more
A guide to raising capital in Scotland outwith traditional bank sources. The article looks at funding available from Government Agencies and alternative commercial lenders. It is particularly useful for companies entering a...more
Legislation encouraging the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) to address Maryland’s growing infrastructure needs has been passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor O’Malley with bipartisan...more
The global recession was unkind to communities across the United States and around the world. Facing diminished tax bases, frozen capital markets and a reduction in federal and state funding, many local governments shelved...more
Public-Private Partnerships, also known as P3, are evident in Florida. A P3 is a contractual relationship between a public agency and private entity that agree to share risk and rewards of a project. Historically, these...more
President Obama on October 9, 2012 issued the Executive Order required by Section 218 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. The new Order for the first time applies Iranian sanctions to...more
Originally published in NVCA Today - August 2012.
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