"We don’t want that to happen," according to Anthony Bedell, the agency's deputy assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs.
They plan to make their case for “advance refunding” bonds as infrastructure discussions ramp up in Congress.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Michigan county surrenders to potholes; Chicago closes sexual harassment ordinance loophole; and a public records blowback continues in Washington state.
City halls, planners and community stakeholders ignore the current instability in the grocery sector at their own potential peril.
Most states recorded more robust growth in overall tax collections at the start of fiscal 2018, according to preliminary data collected by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. But federal tax reform has brought plenty of uncertainty.
Public support for the Alaska Permanent Fund has deepened in the past generation, despite the prospect of raising taxes.
There might be another use for Bitcoin.
Hint: 24 states, seeking new revenue, have already done it.
Legal battles can be expensive to tax payers and time consuming for city and state legal departments. Philadelphia has been at loggerheads with the industry for almost two years, racking up legal fees north of $1.4 million.
But there appears to be a limited appetite for such a proposal among Republicans in Congress.
A windfall from the new federal tax law gives many states the flexibility to comprehensively rewrite their own tax codes, something not seen for decades.
Any rising tech community should adopt a position of cautious enthusiasm in wooing major multinational players.
Paying more to drive in 2018? Yup, and you aren’t alone.
"It is crass, it is ugly, it is divisive, it is partisan legislating, it is an economic civil war," Cuomo said of the tax rewrite.
As volunteers step up to run community libraries, a new intergovernmental agreement in southwest Oregon gives local advocates there some new hope.
Is the Tax Fight Over the SALT Deduction a Sign of Waning State and Local Influence on Capitol Hill?
“Do we have the clout we once had?" said the executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "That’s a very difficult question."
On a 227-203 party-line vote, the House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching, $1.5 trillion revision of the tax code, cutting rates for corporations, small businesses and individuals.
An earlier House-approved version of the legislation would have exposed some public pension investments to federal taxation.
Here's a rundown of some of the major provisions that have implications for state and local governments.
Western states rich in coal, oil and natural gas—among them Wyoming, New Mexico and Montana—already rely heavily on those industries and have had their budgets hit hard in recent years by falling energy prices.
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