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Senate Commerce Committee Passes Manufacturing Bill

On April 9, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act of 2013, which aims to grow U.S. manufacturing by strengthening the...more

$50 Billion In Federal Funds Proposed To Support P3s

The U.S. Senate is currently considering legislation that would establish the “American Infrastructure Fund,” a $50 billion fund that would help finance public-private partnerships (P3s) infrastructure projects prioritized by...more

New California Law Further Restricts Nonprofit Organizations From Engaging in Campaign Activity

Restricted Resources Include Cash, Office Supplies and Other Property Received From Local Agencies - A new California law prohibits nonprofit organizations from using monies and other property received from local...more

Congressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships Launched

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

Proposed Florida Public-Private Partnerships Law Continues To Move Through Legislature

We recently wrote about the Florida House and Senate bills regarding public-private partnerships that are currently under consideration. As a brief update, House Bill 85 was approved on Tuesday by the House Appropriations...more

New Federal And State Programs Will Boost Public-Private Partnership Development

Last Friday, President Obama visited Miami and, speaking at the Port of Miami, detailed his proposals for increased public-infrastructure spending through public-private partnerships. Although the President envisions...more

New Addition to the Public Private Partnership Law of Florida - Another Level of Politics or a Cure for Political Games?

The Florida Legislature has just enacted a bill that adds a new Section 339.2825 which took effect July 1, 2012. That Section deals with both Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)-generated projects and unsolicited...more

Year-End Legislation Extends Key Provisions for Businesses, Provides 100 Percent Expensing for Certain Assets and Enacts New...

As part of legislation enacted at the end of 2010, the U.S. Congress extended several beneficial tax provisions for businesses, including the research credit, active financing exception under Subpart F and look-through rule...more

Governor Signs Capital Access Company Bill

Yesterday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law SB 1155 (Dutton). This bill amends California’s unique Capital Access Company Law. That law was enacted to take advantage of the exemption set forth in Section...more

Congress Passes Small Business Lending Bill

The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the small business lending bill. The legislation, among other things, creates a $30 billion fund to provide capital for banks with assets under $10 billion to increase...more

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