Finance

Changes to Bond Rules in GOP Tax Bill Could Shake Up Infrastructure Financing

A staff member with the Government Finance Officers Association described the potential fallout from bond-related provisions as “immediate and severe.”

Finance

House Chair Leaves Door Open for Bumping Up State and Local Deduction in Tax Bill

But Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady declined to speculate on the odds a property tax deduction cap would be raised above $10,000.

Finance

House GOP Firm on SALT Rollback in Tax Bill, Despite State, Local Protests

Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced their sweeping proposal to rewrite the U.S. tax code.

Finance

As House GOP Prepares to Unveil Tax Bill, Here’s What’s Up With SALT

The odds the legislation will maintain a deduction for state and local income or sales taxes appear unlikely.

Public Safety

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Questions State-Federal Balance in Disaster Response

“In these situations, it really should be the state and local governments that take charge and FEMA is really a subordinate,” Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson told Route Fifty.

Finance

How Much Is the State and Local Property Tax Deduction Worth?

House Republicans are set to unveil their tax plan this week. Retaining a deduction for state and local property taxes promises to change the math.

Finance

Ways and Means Chair: Property Tax Deduction to Remain Intact Under GOP Tax Plan

U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady's comments have implications for the fate of the state and local tax deduction, or SALT, as the Republican push to rewrite the nation's tax code continues.

Management

These Cities Have the Nation’s Top-Ranked Real Estate Markets

A new report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC shows that compared to the biggest markets, smaller-sized cities are surging.

Infrastructure

How 'Bike Friendly' Is Your State?

For states looking to improve conditions for cyclists, a “complete streets” policy can be a good first step.

Public Safety

U.S. Senate Passes $36.5 Billion Disaster Aid Bill

The legislation will next go to the White House for President Trump's signature.

Smart Cities

L.A. Metro Seeks Private Partner to Test Uber-Like, On-Demand Transit Service

Navigation software will determine the path the "micro-transit" vehicles will take, based on factors like traffic conditions and requests for pick-ups and drop-offs.

Public Safety

HUD Offers an Update on $7.4 Billion in Disaster Grant Funding

The agency also announced it will funnel about $58 million to the state of Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

Finance

U.S. Senate Approves Tax-Related Amendment State and Local Groups Oppose

“This is a disappointment,” a lead National Governors Association staffer said of the measure, which could have implications for the state and local tax deduction.

Smart Cities

Self-Driving Vehicle Tests Poised to Begin Next Year in New York City

"Testing in New York will accelerate the timeline to deploying self-driving cars at scale,” according to the CEO of Cruise Automation.

Finance

Mayors Not Letting Up in Fight to Preserve the State and Local Tax Deduction

“We’ll see who’s got the numbers… Who’s got the votes,” according to Tom Cochran, CEO and executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Public Safety

Two City Leaders Reflect on Hurricane Response and Recovery

“You can complain about government 364 days of the year,” according to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “But on that one day that you need us to be at our best, we better be at our best.”

Management

U.S. House Intergovernmental Task Force Delves Into Federalism Issues

The dean of Yale Law School was among those who spoke to the recently launched panel as it met for the second time.

Infrastructure

‘You're Not Going to See a Gas Tax Increase. It's Just Not Gonna Happen.’

House lawmakers mull road and transit issues as they wait for the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan.