The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Wireless Infrastructure Order at its September 26th Open Meeting. The Third Report and Order and Declaratory Ruling establishes shot clocks for state and local approvals for the deployment of small wireless facilities, and imposes new state and local streamlining requirements on wireless infrastructure deployment. The Commission unanimously adopted[…]
U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Introduces Legislation to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure in Wisconsin. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today introduced legislation to fund critical water infrastructure projects in rural Wisconsin communities. The Rural Water Infrastructure Improvements Act would reauthorize and expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) grant and loan program that provides funding to states,[…]
NATaT joined its partners in the Campaign for Renewed Rural Development in sending a letter to Congress in support of a robust rural development title in the 2018 Farm Bill. Find a copy of the full letter here.
Today, NATaT released its 2018 Federal Platform. It details its policy and funding priorities on infrastructure, taxes, regulations, and other issues before the federal government.
NATaT members joined the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks and over 1,000 local governments in writing a letter to Congress to oppose any increases in truck size or weight. The letter was delivered at the same time as bigger-truck proponents continue to lobby federal and state legislators, as well as the Trump Administration, to allow longer[…]
President Trump released his FY2019 budget request on Monday. Please find a NATaT report summarizing document here. Please note: The President’s $4.4 trillion budget request was finalized before the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 was signed into law on February 9, 2018. The BBA raises spending caps for defense and non-defense discretionary funding by[…]
Today, NATaT released a report analyzing President Trump’s infrastructure plan. NATaT Report on Trump Infrastructure Plan
The House Ways and Means Committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) on November 2nd. The bill changes or eliminates a number of NATaT’s tax priorities. Contact Congress today and tell them what your community’s tax priorities are. Ask them to defend the tax exempt status of municipal bonds, the state and[…]
As appropriations are in full gear, the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks (CABT) is gathering as many signatures as possible on a letter to Members of Congress. The letter urges your Representatives and Senators to oppose any legislation that will increase truck weight or length. Longer double-trailer trucks or heavier single-trailer trucks will reduce safety and[…]
NATaT recently joined the National Governors Association, the National Association of Counties, and others to form Americans Against Double Taxation, a coalition fighting to preserve the state and local tax deduction in tax reform. Last week, the coalition sent a joint letter to Congressional tax-writers urging them to preserve the state and local tax deduction[…]