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Infrastructure Financing

Government decides on “infrastructure mortgage” - (the roadmap for developing public-private partnership tools)

by Dentons on

After the President of Russia, speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2017, announced the mechanism of “infrastructure mortgage” to support priority growth rates of Russia’s economy, business and the...more

Finding Funds: 5 Ways to Pay for Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Any time a significant spending bill is proposed the first question that must be asked is, “How exactly are we going to pay for this?” With President Trump’s unconventional infrastructure proposal last month, coming on the...more

Senate Dems Unveil Infrastructure Plan

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Senate Democrats have released their $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Under the plan, Democrats would roll back some of the tax cuts enacted last year to help offset the $1 trillion price tag. For example, they propose to...more

5 Key Takeaways from Trump's Proposed Infrastructure Plan

In February, the White House released its long-awaited infrastructure plan designed to rebuild America. While this first iteration of the plan certainly will not pass through Congress, it's worth taking a look at President...more

Infrastructure Plan in Flux: 3 Ways State and Local Government Can Influence Congressional Legislation

The moment President Donald Trump’s administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, many people in state capitals and local government across the country called it “dead on arrival.” Or, at least they hope it...more

Checking-In: Chapter 9, Chapter 11 or Ineligible?

Last week, President Trump unveiled his proposal to fix our nation’s aging infrastructure. While the proposal lauded $1.5 trillion in new spending, it only included $200 billion in federal funding. To bridge this sizable gap,...more

Administration Issues “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”

Recently, the Trump Administration released a 53-page Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America of legislative proposals to rebuild American infrastructure, which it defines as surface transportation,...more

Next Stop for Infrastructure Policy: Congress

by Nossaman LLP on

Last Monday the White House released its long-anticipated infrastructure proposal. While the Administration has taken executive action on a number of infrastructure-related issues over the past year, most notably relating to...more

Administration's Infrastructure Plan Supports Reuse of Brownfields and Superfund Sites

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Trump Administration released an ambitious $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan on Feb. 12, 2018 – a plan that includes many provisions focused upon encouraging the reuse of contaminated brownfields and Superfund sites. ...more

Trump’s Proposed Infrastructure Plan: Is It Much More Than It Seems?

by Alston & Bird on

President Trump released his long-awaited infrastructure plan last week, and like most things that come out of the White House, it was overshadowed by the partisan politics that dominate our government. The plan has been...more

Mixed Messages on PABs: Fit for the Chopping Block or Cornerstone of Infrastructure Finance?

by Bracewell LLP on

Only a few months ago, the public finance industry was shaken when the U.S. House of Representatives proposed to eliminate tax-exempt private activity bonds (“PABs”), despite previous assurances that tax reform would not...more

White House Releases Final Proposal to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting

by Perkins Coie on

On February 12, 2018, the White House released a set of proposals to streamline the federal environmental review process for infrastructure projects. The 55-page “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America”...more

White House Infrastructure Plan — Perspectives for the P3 Market

On February 12, 2018, the Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, titled “A Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” (the Plan). In 50-plus pages, the Plan sets forth a...more

What to Watch: Five Key Features of the Infrastructure Package

by Bracewell LLP on

The President has announced more details regarding the new national infrastructure initiative that he referenced during his State of the Union address. The details suggest the Administration is taking a new approach to...more

President Trump Releases Infrastructure Plan

The White House released its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, February 12. The plan would spend $200 billion over 10 years to leverage $1.5 trillion in total spending, give greater control and authority to state...more

A Quick Look at What's Ahead on the Water Infrastructure Front

by Downey Brand LLP on

I often joke with my clients that following issues too closely at the federal level can result in whiplash. To that regard, it has been a very active summer in Washington, DC on the water infrastructure front. Here’s a rapid...more

Community Choice Aggregators in California: Key Considerations for Financing CCA PPAs

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Financing energy projects that have entered into PPAs with CCAs presents unique challenges for lenders and investors. Key Points: ..In recent years, CCAs have begun supplying energy to a growing number of consumers in...more

Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On February 12, 2018, the White House unveiled its 55-page proposal for infrastructure investment, the Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure. The sweeping proposal seeks to inject funding into several key areas...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: "Belt and Road" in Africa

by White & Case LLP on

Chinese engagement, investment and trade with Africa. China has a very long association with Africa. Historical records in China, confirmed by archaeological traces in East Africa, show that Admiral Zheng visited Africa...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Green finance in Africa

by White & Case LLP on

Achieving sustainability objectives through innovative funding of climate-change projects. The first green bond was issued only ten years ago, but since then the market's depth and volume has increased exponentially. Green...more

A Path to Federal P3s for Infrastructure? ABA Subcommittee Suggests Changes to OMB Budgetary Scoring

by Nossaman LLP on

Much has already been said already about President Trump’s call to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure,” in his first State of the Union address. The President asked Congress to advance a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan...more

India Launches Bid Process for Largest Auction of Oil and Gas Blocks

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Under a new licensing policy, India is set to begin an auction for exploration and development of 55 oil and gas blocks. The Action: Bidders are invited to bid for the identified blocks spread over a 59,282...more

Infrastructure Policy Developments in Year One of the Trump Administration

Despite campaign promises of a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, no infrastructure bill materialized in 2017. While President Donald Trump continues to state...more

$250 Million "Bridge NY" Fund Seeks to Aid Municipalities in Bridge Repair

by Harris Beach PLLC on

$250 million is now available to assist local governments across New York in the repair or replacement of bridges and culverts. Municipalities authorized to receive and administer state and federal transportation funding are...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - January 2018 - Issue 4

West Virginia Surface, Mineral Rights Owners Say Details Will be Key to Getting Co-Tenancy Bill Passed - "Surface and mineral rights owners most affected by co-tenancy legislation say they're wary of jumping on the...more

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