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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Permanent SALT Deduction CAP on Federal Slate

Earlier this week, Federal lawmakers introduced a series of bills which seek to make permanent certain revisions made last year to the tax code. Among those provisions sought to be made permanent is the controversial, $10,000 cap placed on the deduction o...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 7, 2018

FCC Proposed Order Dramatically Limits Control Over Municipal Rights of Way

This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a proposed Order which would severely limit local government’s control over the public rights of way. The Order deals specifically with the deployment of small cell facilities and r...

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Federal Government
Posted on: August 31, 2018

US Senate Moves Major Appropriations Bill

On an 85-7 vote, the Senate approved its third “minibus” package of appropriations bills. The bill would authorize spending for the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Education, during the Federal government&...

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Federal Government
Posted on: August 24, 2018

IRS Issues Regulations Invalidating SALT Workaround

Yesterday, the IRS released proposed regulations which thwart efforts made by the State to lessen the impact felt from the recent changes to the Federal tax code, which placed a $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. In Ma...

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Federal Government
Posted on: August 20, 2018

US Interagency Force Looks to Tackle Medicare Fraud and Opioid Abuse in NJ and Eastern PA

On Monday, in Washington, United States Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced the formation of the Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force (Regional Strike Force). This joi...

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Federal Government
Posted on: July 27, 2018

U.S. House Passes NFIP Extension

The House of Representatives has approved legislation to extend the life of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on a vote of 366-52. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell forecast Senate approval of the four-month extension before the planned rec...

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Federal Government
Posted on: June 1, 2018

House Committee Releases FY '19 Transportation & Housing Appropriations

Thanks to the leadership provided by Committee Chair and New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, late last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Federal Fiscal Year 2019 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill. ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: May 25, 2018

Local Government Funding Maintained in Federal Budget Draft

The annual Congressional Appropriations process begins with the introduction and consideration of 12 annual spending bills, each focused on one or more areas of Federal spending. The bills are put together by the subcommittees of the Senate and House Appr...

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Federal Government