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The full title of Measure P is: Safe Neighborhood Parks, Gang Prevention, Youth/Senior Recreation, Beaches/Wildlife Protection Measure. The initiative seeks to ensure continued funding for these listed concerns via a $23 tax...more
On June 30th, the Pennsylvania House and Senate adopted a budget for FY 2014-15 which requires no major tax increases. The Governor signed the budget and accompanying Fiscal Code bill on July 10th, after making several line...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
This North Carolina update discusses significant legislative, judicial, and administrative developments in North Carolina tax laws during the period October 2013 through April 2014, including the outlook for the upcoming...more
The House and Senate will reconvene on Monday, May 5, 2014. This will be the last session week until after the May 20 primary. Here’s what happened in Harrisburg this week:
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In Matter of Baldwin Union Free School District v. Nassau County, the New York Court of Appeals recently struck down a Nassau County (the “County”) law adopted to shift the obligation to pay real property tax refunds onto...more
A number of Pennsylvania State Senators continue to push for legislation to eliminate school district property taxes in Pennsylvania. They would replace the lost revenues by increasing the statewide Personal Income Tax rate...more
On April 2, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), joined by Congressmen Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Ed Royce (R-CA), urged FHFA Director Mel Watt to continue the FHFA’s five-year-old policy of...more
This article provides a brief summary of the key provisions of a new bi-partisan Senate bill, based on the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2013, as well as a brief discussion of a new House of...more
A tax reform proposal released by the Senate Finance Committee would have a major impact on the real estate industry, according to comments submitted to the committee by a number of industry groups. If enacted in their...more
On November 21, 2013, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus released the third package in a series of "Staff Discussion Drafts" containing proposals to reform the tax code. This third set of proposals focuses on...more
Late last month, we commented on JP Morgan Chase’s $5.1 billion settlement with the Fair Housing Financing Agency (FHFA), as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Wall Street Journal has since reported that JP Morgan...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Last week ended with a stronger than expected jobs report at plus...more
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight on September 30th as the Congress failed to pass a bill to continue funding the government. The repercussions are many, including preventing 800,000 Americans from...more
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The House Ways & Means Committee is currently holding Member-level discussions on tax reform and is in the...more
Proposition 26 expanded the definition of the term “tax” for purposes of article XIII C of the California Constitution in order to halt evasions of Proposition 218. A Court of Appeal recently addressed whether Proposition 26...more
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The most comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut’s municipal revenue collection statutes in decades will go into effect on October 1, 2013. Public Act...more
Averting a potential government shutdown, the Legislature voted to override Governor LePage’s veto of the biennial budget....more
On May 22, the Texas legislature adopted a joint resolution, SJR 18, to propose an amendment to the Texas Constitution to allow a reverse mortgage for the purchase of a homestead property....more
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We have now completed six weeks of the 2013 Session of Iowa’s 85th General Assembly. The end of week five marked the first milestone: the deadline for individual bill requests. After February 15th individual legislators...more
Below is a summary of the court of appeal’s initial decision in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District, which was filed on December 6, 2012. However, please note that the appellate court has subsequently granted a...more
Today, the impact of the legislation passed by the House and Senate and autopenned into law by President Obama is still being digested and the entirety of its impact is still being analyzed for its impact on businesses,...more
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