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The biennial Texas Legislative Session started January 13. Two months later, they are now setting committee hearings other than finance ones. But Mondays and Fridays are still pretty much travel days. So, last Friday I...more
To get a P3 proposal to the starting line, public officials need to make sure that there is clarity and agreement on basic issues and priorities -
Aging and inadequate infrastructure, required upgrades and scarce...more
During the same week that President Barack Obama announced sweeping changes in the diplomatic and trade relationships between the United States and Cuba, the president signed congressional legislation authorizing additional...more
Michigan voters will have the final say on approving a deal between Gov. Rick Snyder and the Michigan Legislature to overhaul the state’s tax structure to fund road improvements at a referendum election on May 5, 2015. The...more
When California voters cast their votes on November 4, 2014 they will decide the fate of a $7.5 billion water bond proposal – Proposition 1 – which would authorize $7.12 billion in new general obligation bonds and reallocate...more
August 23rd marks the one-year anniversary of House Bill 857 (“HB 857”) becoming law in North Carolina. Through the enactment of HB 857, the Tar Heel state opened its doors to what is commonly referred to across the country...more
As part of his ongoing effort to urge Congress to address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs, President Obama recently announced the signing of an executive order creating the Build America Investment Initiative (the...more
President Obama has announced an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. Along with the recently touted “infrastructure bank,” Thursday’s announcement shows additional...more
Many federal, state and local government agencies are looking for innovative and cost effective methods to deliver essential social infrastructure such as educational facilities, hospitals and criminal justice facilities and...more
President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The statute begins to address ways to fund the billions of dollars necessary to update the country’s drinking water...more
The NC General Assembly kicked off its 2014 Short Session (adjournment goal of July 4th is reasonable) with bill introductions that are relevant...more
The Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee released a bipartisan six-year surface transportation bill late yesterday evening. The bill, titled the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, will be marked up by the committee on...more
Despite being destroyed and dismantled, redevelopment in California has been born once again, this time reincarnated under the name of "Infrastructure Financing Districts." Last week, Governor Brown signed into law AB 471,...more
On December 18, 2013, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) released a proposal that would streamline energy tax incentives to make them more predictable and technology neutral. The proposal would consolidate...more
Pursuant to the requirements of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, on March 1, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order reducing the budgetary authority in accounts subject to...more
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INFRASTRUCTURE BANK LEGISLATION -
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) is expected to introduce an infrastructure bank bill during the week of September 16 that is similar to the 2011 “BUILD Act,”...more
Showing concern for the TIFIA JPO’s slow pace of credit approvals for major US transportation, on July 24, 2013, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works conducted an oversight hearing on the implementation of the...more
This past spring, the insurance and banking lobbies created quite a stir in the water and fire damage mitigation and restoration industry....more
July 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- U.S. Representative Alan Grayson, Democrat from Florida, tells Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia that the government missed an opportunity in the midst of the financial crisis to consolidate the...more
This week, the Obama administration released its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. Notably, the budget encourages private investment in infrastructure projects through various liberalizations of the tax laws relating...more
Lenders in Illinois might want to take note of pending Illinois House Bill 2804. The bill would amend the Mechanics Lien Act, so as to allow “bonding off” of mechanic liens for the first time in Illinois. Nearly every state...more
Pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011, sequestration is the process by which automatic across-the-board spending cuts are being imposed on government programs. Because Congress was unable to reach an agreement by its...more
On Friday, April 6, 2012, Governor Rick Scott signed HB 517 which contains a provision extending the Distressed Condominium Relief Act (Act) otherwise due to sunset July 1, 2012.
The Act was adopted in 2010 as a way to...more
Tax Increment Finance continues to be a hot topic at the capitol. The House has its bill, HF2460, on the calendar for debate in the House. Many groups interested in economic development are following this legislation and are...more
In California Redevelopment Assn. v. Matosantos, the California Supreme Court sealed the demise of the state’s nearly 400 redevelopment agencies. That decision, however, leaves myriad questions unresolved for communities and...more
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