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They say a week is a lifetime in politics, and given how much happened last week, we can see where that saying comes from. During the final session days of September, we saw the legislature finally pass the Philadelphia...more
On August 26, 2014, the IRS and the Department of the Treasury issued the 2014-2015 Priority Guidance Plan. The Priority Guidance Plan includes 18 exempt organization law projects and four projects relating to charitable...more
This week the House and Senate returned to Harrisburg for their first session week since summer recess. Only a few voting days loom between now and the November 4 election, which leaves a great deal of speculation regarding...more
The legislature returns to Harrisburg next week for three of the remaining nine days of the 2013-2014 legislative session. While it is still unclear as of Friday what bills will see floor action, these three session days are...more
Gov. Jerry Brown’s vision for “Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts” was approved by the Legislature and is awaiting Brown’s signature. SB 628 (Beall, D-Campbell), a gut-and-amend bill passed in the last week of the...more
Sine Die, folks! The North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned until a new legislature convenes January 14, 2015 with the members elected this November....more
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
In my last post, I provided a cursory explanation of the basic functioning of IRC 1031 and the rationale supporting the existence of such a provision. In this post I want to detail the benefits IRC 1031 provides to our...more
Are you part of a church or religious organization in Nevada? If so, the subject of how ?far, or even whether the church can become involved in political activity may have crossed your ?mind. As we head into the Fall 2014...more
The Highway Trust Fund is almost empty; it is running on fumes. Without congressional action before the August recess, the fund that has been essential since the 1950s to maintain the nation's transportation infrastructure...more
Rep. Fulghum -
The House Thursday honored the life of Rep. Jim Fulghum, who passed away Saturday evening after a brief battle with cancer, with House Resolution 1277. North Carolina lost a true public servant and we...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
Senate to Vote on Highway funding bill -
This week, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which recently passed the House by a...more
This week the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Subcommittee), in conjunction with the Subcommittee’s hearing on July 22, 2014, released a report on...more
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has been a strong advocate for comprehensive tax reform since he joined the Senate Finance Committee in 2005. During his tenure on the Committee, he has introduced a series of comprehensive tax reform...more
This has certainly been the week of legislative hostage-taking, unhappy people and bad feelings.
Although the Senate made a mid-week budget offer to the House that looked promising to us, the House's lack of enthusiasm...more
Although the 113th Congress continues to see a dearth of legislation seeing final approval, over the past six months, Congress has managed to finalize Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations; address the Sustainable Growth Rate...more
In previous Housing Plus blog posts we’ve discussed various tax credit proposals that have been released since the beginning of the year, which include the comprehensive tax reform proposal from House Ways and Means Committee...more
With only a few days left until the end of the commonwealth’s fiscal year, all eyes in Harrisburg are on the state’s yet-to-be-enacted 2014-2015 spending plan. This week, the House of Representatives sent the budget vehicle,...more
House and Senate members were told this week to not make any plans for the first part of July as the leaders and the governor continue to work on a budget deal. This week, Gov. Tom Corbett’s spokesperson Jay Pagni told the...more
High Stakes for a Short-Term Fix and a Long-Term Solution -
While Congress has four months until the current surface transportation authorization, MAP-21, is due to expire, the Highway Trust Fund could become...more
After April General Fund revenues painfully fell short of April 2013 revenues, and well short of the official revenue forecast, Pennsylvania’s year-to-date General Fund shortfall now exceeds $400 million and is forecast to...more
Policy decisions, as well as fiscal decisions, influenced the direction of the session. Legislators passed a total of 165 bills that were signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton. Among them was the Women's Economic Security...more
In this issue:
- FINRA Proposes to Amend Rule 11892
- SEC Approves FINRA Rule Change to Limit Self-Trading
- FATCA Transitional Relief and Extension of Time for the Implementation of New Account...more
HB 14-1375, a bill that will negatively impact the use of the urban renewal tool of tax increment financing throughout the state, passed the Senate on Wed., May 7, 2014, and is headed to Gov. Hickenlooper’s desk for...more
When it was first revealed by President Vladimir Putin a few years ago that the offshore-backed modus operandi for the Russian economy could no longer be tolerated, very few could have predicted that the Government would be...more
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