Rep. Camp Tax Reform Act would Repeal the Historic Tax Credit; Congressman Dingell Announces Retirement; House Postpones Vote on Flood Insurance Bill Until Next Week; Advocacy Week Highlights

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 9, February 28, 2014 → House and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Releases Tax Reform Act would Repeal the Historic Tax Credit House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a discussion draft of his proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014. The Chairman’s discussion …

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Releases Tax Reform Act would Repeal the Historic Tax Credit

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Yesterday afternoon House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a discussion draft of his proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014. The Chairman’s discussion draft would repeal the Historic Tax Credit. The proposed legislation also eliminates a number of local and state tax deductions. The committee’s section analysis is provided below. The preservation …

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Rep. Holt, HP Caucus Co-Chair, not seeking Re-election; Gov. Jindal urges Delay in Flood Insurance Rate Hike; Preservation’s Best of 2013 Awardees Named

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 8, February 21, 2014 → Historic Preservation Caucus Co-chair Rush Holt Will Not Seek Re-election Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ), Co-Chair of the Historic Preservation Caucus, announced this week that he will not seek re-election. He has been a champion for historic preservation, including introducing the American Battlefield Protection …

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House to Vote on Biggert-Waters this Month; House Natural Resources Committee Chair to Resign; Advocacy Week Registration Extended

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 7, February 14, 2014 → U.S. House of Representatives to Vote on Flood Insurance Bill Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) announced this week that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (Biggert-Waters) the week of February 24th. After …

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Preservation Stories: Ohio State Tax Credit Project, Erie Terminal Place, brings Young Professionals to Downtown Youngstown

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The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a tax credit equal to 25 percent of Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures incurred as part of historic rehabilitation projects at National Register sites and districts. The Program is highly competitive and receives applications bi-annually in March and September. Applications are evaluated with an objective scoring system measuring each project’s economic …

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Update on Appropriations; Baucus Appointment makes room for Landrieu on Senate Natural Resource Committee; Alliance of National Heritage Areas; Nellie Longsworth to be Honored at Advocacy Week

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 6, February 7, 2014 → Update on Appropriations The President’s budget request will be released, reportedly, in two parts. On March 4th the Office of Management and Budget will release topline budget numbers. According to Roll Call, the following week on March 11th, OMB will release more details …

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Support Crucial Improvements to GA and KY State Historic Tax Credits; Report Urges HTC in Oregon

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Georgia HTC: Raise Project Total Cap from $300,000 to $5 million The Georgia state legislature has before them a bill to make their state historic rehabilitation tax credit more competitive compared to other states, encourage private capital investment, drive job creation, and generate economic development throughout the state in communities of all sizes. There are …

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Texas gave Preservation Action a Lone-Star Welcome

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Texas gave Preservation Action a Lone-Star welcome January 27-31, 2014. In the state where the founding inspiration for a national coalition of preservation-focused grassroots activists began, now Preservation Action, State Senator Rodney Ellis and Licia Green-Ellis hosted a reception and meetings with preservationists to share ideas and works underway in historic preservation. Politicos with hearts …

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