NATaT Presses Congress on Priorities for Next Relief Package

Today, NATaT sent House and Senate leadership a letter urging them to include priority policies for towns and townships in the next coronavirus relief bill.  Those priorities include the following: Fiscal Relief for Smaller Local Governments and Greater Program Flexibility New Rural Development Grant Program for Local Governments Payroll Tax Credit for Public Employers Offering[…]

NATaT Releases Results of Fiscal Impact Survey

In order to educate lawmakers about how best to aid cash-strapped towns and townships in further pandemic relief packages, NATaT commissioned a survey of members about how the national emergency has impacted their budgets. NATaT released these results to the public today. NATaT’s Coronavirus Fiscal Impact Survey Results

NATaT Supported Letter on Tax Credits for Paid Leave Sent to Congressional Leadership

Today, NATaT joined 73 Members of Congress and numerous organizations in urging Congress for parity between private and public employees when it comes to emergency paid leave under recent COVID-19 relief legislation.  Under the legislation, public employers, including state and local governments, are explicitly prohibited from using a payroll tax credit available to private employers[…]

NATaT Shares Policy Priorities for Future COVID-19 Relief Packages

Today, NATaT sent House and Senate leaders a letter detailing their policy priorities for any future COVID-19 relief packages.  These priorities include a new rural development grant program for local governments, a coronavirus relief fund for smaller governments (i.e. those with communities under 500,000), payroll tax credit for public employers offering emergency paid leave, expanded[…]

NATaT Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders on Coronavirus Response

On behalf of the more than 10,000 towns and townships across the country, NATaT urged Congressional Leaders to prioritize broadband deployment, municipal financing, volunteer first responders, and state stabilization funds in any coronavirus relief legislation. The full text of the letter can be found here. NATaT has compiled resources and guidance on the coronavirus here.

NATaT Scores Wins in End of Year Legislative Push

On Friday, December 20th, President Trump signed into law two spending packages totaling $1.4 trillion, averting a government shutdown. The bills included all 12 annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020, which include full funding for NATaT’s priority programs. The spending packages signed into law also included two major legislative victories for NATaT: Repeal of[…]

NATaT-Supported Volunteer First Responder Housing Act Introduced

Baldwin, Rounds, Tester, Capito and Roberts Introduce Reform to Provide Affordable Housing for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jon Tester (D-MT), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide affordable housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters and first responders in order to help[…]