The National Association of Towns and Townships joined over two dozen organizations to support legislation to increase the flexibility – and reduce the cost – of financing critical infrastructure investments with tax-exempt municipal bonds and to oppose the inclusion of interest on tax-exempt bonds in a proposed new federal corporate alternative minimum tax. PFN BBB […]
NATaT is co-sponsoring the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award, which recognizes the nation’s top 100 small-town public service volunteers. Nominations will be accepted from July 15 to October 15. In addition to recognizing these hometown heroes, STACVA is designed to spotlight the growing decline in the availability of citizens to fill critical local government […]
Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) recently introduced the LOCAL Infrastructure Act, which would amend the federal tax code to restore state and local government’s ability to use advance refunding to manage bond debt and reduce borrowing costs for public projects. To learn more about the bill, click here.
NATaT joined hundreds of organizations in a letter to Congress endorsing budget reconciliation language that provides $350 billion in flexible aid to local governments reeling from the effects of the pandemic. The organizations encouraged the House and Senate to “swiftly pass this urgently needed aid.” Click here for the letter.
Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne recently introduced a bill that would support rural businesses by providing up to nine months of USDA loan relief. The Rural Equal Aid Act has the support of several organizations including the National Association of Towns and Townships. Click here for the story.
NATaT is a member of the Rebuild Rural Coalition that sent a letter to the Biden Administration addressing the needs of rural America in any upcoming infrastructure legislative proposals. More than 250 organizations signed the letter, which highlights the need for federal investment in rural transportation networks, electrical and water systems, and broadband infrastructure, among […]
NATaT released its 2021 NATaT Policy Platform. It details its policy and funding priorities on infrastructure, taxes, regulations, and other issues before the federal government.
On December 21, 2020, Congress approved the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), which includes $1.4 trillion in annual appropriations for the federal government. In addition to providing FY2021 appropriations, H.R. 133 includes a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package; the Water Resources Development Act of 2020; extensions of certain tax breaks; energy provisions; legislation […]