Category Archives: Legislative Link Articles

January 31, 2012

Bill to Exempt New Homes from Taxes up in House Committee

Wednesday, February 1st, the House Tax Policy Committee is taking up HB 4134, sponsored by Rep. O'Brien (R-Portage) which exempts new housing construction from property taxes until the home is no longer on "development property" - essentially until it is transferred. The League…
January 31, 2012

TIGER 2012 grant funding available

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that $500 million in funding is now available under a fourth round of the TIGER Grant program. Funds will be used for surface transportation projects that have a significant impact on the…
January 30, 2012

Firefighter hiring and retention grants available through FEMA

The Federal Emergency and Management Association (FEMA), is accepting grant applications for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER). The SAFER program provides funding to assist communities in hiring new firefighters, retaining existing ones, or rehiring those…
January 30, 2012

Cell tower siting – local control rebuked by court

A Federal Appeals Court has upheld a 2009 FCC ruling that limits the time state and local governments have to consider cell tower siting applications. Ruling on a challenge brought by Arlington and San Antonio, Texas, in which the National…
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