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ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE -
Congress is in Washington this week for an intense few days before recessing until after the November elections.
The House will vote September 17 on the continuing resolution (H.J....more
The clock is running out on the 113th Congress. While the calendar says we are not quite at the two-minute warning, with a truncated September congressional schedule and the campaign season taking up much of the fall, the...more
This week, ML Strategies’s Director of Government Relations, Bryan Stockton, provides an update on the clean energy provisions in the Senate’s tax-extenders package and details scenarios for their extension as the midterm...more
In This Issue:
- Extenders Déjà Vu: Fate of Expired Clean Energy Tax Provisions Closely Tied to Election
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Energy
And The Gavel Drops! -
After an unusually lengthy short session that started May 14th, lawmakers finally agreed on Wednesday August 20th to adjourn sine die, and conclude the business of the 2013-14 General Assembly. ...more
The end of the 2013-2014 legislative session is coming to a close. Below are key deadlines for the Legislature and Governor...more
Wrapping It Up? -
A funny thing happened on the way to adjournment Saturday, they didn’t go home. The budget was the talk of the town in Raleigh last week and House and Senate budget writers spent the days leading up...more
The General Appropriations bill was passed on time, with the fiscal code bill quickly following in early July. However, in what was one long hot summer week, both bills sat unsigned on the governor’s desk for the better part...more
The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more
On Wednesday the Senate rolled out a new PCS for HB 1224 - Economic Development Changes that added what lobbyists for local government groups were expecting to be additional authority over local taxes but was instead a...more
The Federal Government has fulfilled its election promise when the Senate passed the carbon tax repeal legislation on 17 July 2014. The Government achieved the repeal of the carbon tax after 2 weeks of negotiations with the...more
On May 15, 2014, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a procedural measure that would have allowed for that body to consider and vote on S. 2260, the "Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act," the package...more
Last Friday, May 23, 2014, Senate Bill 1017, the Oil Severance Tax Law, failed to pass through the Senate Appropriations Committee. As a result, the bill is effectively dead for the year. SB 1017 was introduced by Senator...more
Another Hectic Week -
After a very busy first two days of session last week, the General Assembly returned to Raleigh this week with a fully packed agenda. Among other things, they took up fracking, regulatory reform,...more
Following an ongoing dispute over amendments, the Senate fell short May 15 of the 60 votes needed to limit debate on the Senate Finance Committee-approved tax extenders package (H.R. 3474). In a 53-40 vote, all but one...more
A long-debated severance tax on hydraulic fracturing operations within the state passed the Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for a Senate vote on the issue later this year. House Bill 375, which...more
Welcome to King & Spalding's economic development news bulletin, Investing in Georgia. In this edition, you will find:
- Analysis of the issues that will impact midterm elections, as well as a special preview edition...more
A growing number of Republican members of Congress, fueled by the Tea Party and conservative groups like the Club for Growth, are renouncing energy tax incentives for the fossil fuel and the renewable energy industries. ...more
In This Issue:
- Politics Drives the Agenda in Run-Up to the Midterms
- An Insider's View: President Obama's Foreign Policy
- The Anti-Energy Tax Incentives Caucus of the GOP
- Trade Agenda Stagnant, For...more
There are a number of California State Senate and Assembly bills that could impact oil and gas operations this year, if passed. Stoel Rives has a dedicated team of professionals tracking these bills. Below you will find...more
With both chambers of Congress considering the extension of the production tax credit (PTC), the Congressional Research Service published a report on April 7, 2014, The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit: In Brief. ...more
Policy Committees Driving Activity -
While the current surface transportation authorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is due to expire on September 30th, the Department of Transportation...more
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama championed our nation's energy policy and the tremendous progress that has been made in the development and production of fossil fuels, especially natural gas. The...more
The Alabama Legislature adjourned sine die on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. In previous years, sessions have ended just minutes before midnight on the 30th legislative day. This year was different. As soon as both...more
Today, the Senate Finance Committee approved and reported the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act. It includes an extension of the 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour production tax credit for wind for...more
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