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Senate Finance Committee Chairman’s Mark Would Preserve Private Activity Bonds; Eliminate Advance Refundings of All Tax-Exempt...

On November 9, 2017, the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee (the “Chairman”) released a conceptual outline of the Chairman’s tax reform proposal. Unlike the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1, which was voted out of the...more

Pennsylvania Adopts Legislation to Expand Investment Options for Local Governments

New legislation in Pennsylvania expands the permissible financial products in which municipalities, school districts and municipal authorities may invest. Recently approved Pennsylvania legislation (Act No. 10 of 2016, the...more

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Releases Program Guidelines for City Revitalization and Improvement...

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania adopted legislation permitting the establishment of "City Revitalization and Improvement Zones" in select cities in the Commonwealth. Once established, certain tax payments from businesses in...more

Automatic Reductions in Subsidy Payments for Certain Direct Pay Bonds will Continue for Fiscal Year 2014

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

SEC charges municipal bond issuer and underwriter with defrauding investors

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a municipal bond issuer with securities fraud for falsely claiming that it was compliant with annual disclosure obligations....more

Provisions of Affordable Care Act Could Impact Tax-Exempt Status of Certain Bonds

Certain payment models created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act intended to coordinate care and lower healthcare costs raise questions concerning the tax-exempt status of debt issued by certain healthcare...more

White Collar Watch - May 2013

In This Issue: - SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website - State v. Brown Affords Managers in the Mortgage Processing Industry a Cautionary Tale -...more

5/24/2013

SEC Charges Municipal Bond Issuer with Securities Fraud for Misleading Statements on Issuer’s Website

For the first time, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a municipality with securities fraud for misleading statements made outside of the municipality's securities disclosure documents....more

Marcellus Shale Impact Fee to Support Certain Projects for Governmental Entities, Councils of Government, Not-For-Profit Entities,...

The Commonwealth Financing Authority has begun accepting applications for five programs established by the Act 13 Marcellus Legacy Fund to support conservation projects and environmental protection measures. On...more

Certain Direct Pay Bonds Subsidy Payments to be Reduced

An Executive Order signed by the President on March 1, 2013 will trigger automatic reductions in subsidy payments for certain Direct Pay Bonds. Pursuant to the requirements of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the...more

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