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OCTA Signs DB Contract for $1.9 Billion Managed Lanes Project in California

by Nossaman LLP on

Last week the Orange County Transportation Authority executed the design/build contract for the I-405 Improvement Project with OC405 Partners, a joint venture consisting of OHL USA and Astaldi Construction Corporation. With a...more

New Markets Tax Credits – the Best Kept Secret in Financing Public Projects

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Right before Thanksgiving 2016, the federal government announced the release of $7 billion of tax credits aimed at spurring private equity investment into projects in low income communities. Administered through the U.S....more

Tax break for infrastructure projects

by DLA Piper on

To implement the G20/OECD base erosion and profit shifting project, the 2016 Budget announced measures limiting tax deductions that companies can claim from their interest expenses (read DLA Piper's earlier client alert on...more

Election 2016: Where the Candidates Stand on Issues Affecting the Construction Industry

Here we are. The rollercoaster 2016 election is ending. Millions of Americans have voted already. Polls show a close race heading into Election Day. As the last Americans go to the voting booth, we take a look back at what...more

Third Circuit Deals Blow to Jersey City Ordinance Requiring PLAs on Privately Funded Projects in Exchange for Tax Abatements

by Genova Burns LLC on

Jersey City’s Municipal Code offers real estate developers generous tax exemptions that are designed to spur the City’s economic growth, but the tax incentives have strings attached. Specifically, to receive a tax exemption,...more

New IRS Management Guidance is Flexible, Furthers P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

State and local governments and 501(c)(3) organizations have been given very flexible guidance by the IRS for longer-term private management of tax-exempt bond financed projects to facilitate general operations and major...more

Will Hillsborough County Adopt Mobility Fees in April?

by Carlton Fields on

Part of the years-long transportation funding debate appears to be reaching a conclusion. On March 24, Hillsborough County held a well-attended public workshop regarding implementing mobility fees, which are described as...more

New Rule Requires Federal Contractors to Disclose Federal Tax Delinquencies and Felonies

On December 4, 2015, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulations to implement sections...more

Top Public Finance Attorneys Urge Regulatory Changes to Foster More P3’s

by Nossaman LLP on

We all know how hard it is to change federal statutes these days—you need an Act of Congress and the President to sign the bill. Last week, a group of the top public finance lawyers in the US offered an approach relating to...more

New Rules Encourage Use of P3s

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The recently released Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules in the final allocation and accounting regulations encourage the use of public-private partnerships (P3s). Under these rules, a private party can form a partnership...more

Proposed Bonds to Encourage Public Private Partnerships And Improve Infrastructure

by Butler Snow LLP on

The nation’s infrastructure is in need of dire repair. On February 2, 2015, to encourage private investments in infrastructure through public-private partnerships (“P3s”) and as part of his 2016 proposed budget, President...more

Enhanced Infrastructure Districts: A Flexible New Tool for Local Governments

After the dissolution of California redevelopment agencies (RDAs) in 2011, many local governments desired a tool to raise capital to invest in infrastructure and community revitalization. On September 29, 2014 SB 628 was...more

Under Construction - March 2015

by Snell & Wilmer on

Welcome to the spring edition of our Under Construction newsletter. There have been some interesting legal changes that have taken place recently with the potential to significantly impact the construction...more

States Take More Active Role in Surface Transportation Funding

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Fiscal constraints on state budgets coupled with continued uncertainty with respect to future levels of federal surface transportation funding have led states to diversify the funding sources for their transportation...more

Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance Promotes Alternate Source of Transportation Funding

by Nossaman LLP on

The Second Annual Conference of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA) was held in Washington, DC on February 24, 2015. The MBUFA is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and education about mileage-based...more

Are You Complying? New 2015 Laws Affecting Public Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Community leaders need to be attentive to the new laws that will take effect in 2015 that deal with issues specifically relating to cities, special districts and other public agencies. These new laws cover everything from...more

State and Federal Departments of Labor Joining Forces to Fight Employee Misclassification

Last month, major North Carolina newspapers ran a series of investigative reports alleging that construction companies with federal contracts routinely misclassify employees as independent contractors. While these articles...more

Four bills broaden the appeal of IFDs as a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, environmental mitigation, private...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Four bills affecting infrastructure financing districts, a funding mechanism for infrastructure and development projects that benefit the broader community, were recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. IFDs, created in 1990,...more

Alabama's New Sales Tax Exemption Procedure For Contractors And Subcontractors Beginning On January 1, 2014

by Burr & Forman on

The Alabama legislature recently passed Act 2013-205 granting the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) the authority to issue certifications of exemption to contractors for work on certain governmental construction projects....more

Taxation on Indian Reservations: To Balance or Not to Balance, That Is the Question

by Snell & Wilmer on

Introduction - The ability of the states to impose a tax upon transactions occurring on an Indian reservation has evolved substantially in the past 50 years. After numerous court decisions, the Indian preemption...more

Under Construction - September 2013: Arizona Contractors and Design Professionals Receive Additional Protections Under Arizona’s...

by Snell & Wilmer on

For good reason, much of the focus for Arizona contractors during the recently-concluded legislative session was on transaction privilege tax (TPT) reform. That bill, HB 2111, was ultimately signed by the Governor, but only...more

Burr Alert: 2013 Alabama Sales And Use Tax Legislation

by Burr & Forman on

On May 9, 2013, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law House Bill 419, which relates to construction projects for governmental entities who are exempt from sales and use taxes. HB419 permits the Alabama...more

Government Contractor Exemption Bill Passes House

On April 9, the House of Representatives passed HB 419 on a vote of 89-6. The bill, sponsored by Representative Paul DeMarco (R-Homewood) among others and championed by the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders &...more

HB16 Would Make Significant Changes to Economic Development in Alabama

Representative Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) has introduced HB16, the Alabama Economic Development and Fiscal Accountability Act, for the upcoming legislative session that would make substantial changes to economic development...more

"Nevada Jobs First" Act Alters Nevada Preference Requirements on Public Works Contracts to the Detriment of Nevada General...

by Snell & Wilmer on

With little fanfare earlier this year, the Nevada Legislature passed and Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Assembly Bill 144, which is designed to increase the number of Nevada residents employed on public works...more

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