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Posted on: October 15, 2018

League and Others Submit Comments Opposing SALT Regulations

Earlier this week, on behalf of our members the League submitted comments opposing proposed amendments to IRS regulations which would have eliminated the effectiveness of New Jersey’s efforts to dampen the effects of the recent $10,000 cap on St...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Anti-Opioid Epidemic Bill Specifics

As reported the week of Oct. 8, Congress has sent to the White House a major initiative, designed to provide new tools to combat the national opioid epidemic. Despite the rancor and polarization most issues seem to cause, this battle has been generated br...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Experts See Local, State, Federal Cooperation Key to Election Security

On Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington, federal election watchdogs conducted an election security briefing with state officials and members of Congress. William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, and Christopher Krebs, the ...

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Federal Government
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Land and Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization Advances

On Oct. 2 in Washington, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that would renew the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which had lapsed on September 30. Since its creation in 1964, the fund has provided billi...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 28, 2018

FCC Approves Order Preempting Municipal Control of the Public Right-of-Way

On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) held a public meeting where it voted to approve a Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order (“Order”) that substantially limits local control of public rights-of-way (“ROW”). As we previously...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 28, 2018

League Calls on USDOT for Northeast Corridor Repair Funding

On Thursday, the Coalition for the Northeast Corridor, of which the League is a member, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao urging the immediate release of $275 million, already appropriated by Congress, for Amtrak Northeast Corr...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Action on Opioid Epidemic awaits Presidential Consideration

We most recently reported on the Congressional response to America’s opioid epidemic in our September 21 Issue Alert.  Identical legislation has now passed both Houses. The bill, H.R.6, now awaits the President’s cons...

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Federal Government
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Congress Advances Spending Package to Prevent Government Shutdown

Just before recessing for the observance of Yom Kippur, the United States Senate approved legislation that will appropriate $854 Billion in funding for the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor and Education. The House will return...

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Federal Government
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: 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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