Muni Groups Propose Simplified Tax-Exempt Rules to House
- Protecting Power Bonds. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;07/20/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30936, p1
Reports on the possibility that the United States Congress will pass legislation in 2000 that would protect the tax-exempt status of bonds sold by municipal utilities participating in a competitive market. Compromise proposal unveiled by various groups representing the public power utilities...
- Players: New rules will help muni power, but how much? Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;01/23/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30316, p1
Focuses on the Treasury Department's new rules protecting tax-exempt status of public power bonds. Proposal to allow municipal utilities which lost a big customer to enter into new contracts lasting up to three years; Limitation of public utilities' wholesale contracts with investor-owned...
- Simplification Proposals Greeted With Praise. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;04/27/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31127, p4
Reports that bond lawyers praised several tax simplification proposals recommended by the United States Joint Committee on Taxation, saying they would help the country's tax-exempt bond market. Lawyers' warning that some of the tax panel's proposed changes could hurt small issuers that sell...
- Munis Face Uphill Battle in Congress. Hume, Lynn // Bond Buyer;12/29/2010, Vol. 374 Issue 33441, p1
The article reports on the efforts of municipal market groups to restore the Build America Bond (BAB) program and other bond-related tax incentives in the U.S. Congress. It states that the group is trying to prevent legislators from considering new restrictions for muni bonds and push them to...
- Lawmakers Looking at Tax-Exempts. Hume, Lynn // Bond Buyer;2/9/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32067, p1
Reports that the U.S. Senate Finance Committee is conducting a broad review of tax-exempt bonds and what reforms are needed in the tax-exempt bond market. Plan by the committee to go beyond the tax-exempt bond curbs proposed by the Joint Tax Committee in January 2005 and address other issues;...
- Somber Mood for Market. Scarchilli, Michael; Herman, Jack // Bond Buyer;9/30/2008, Vol. 365 Issue 32972, p1
The article reports on the impact of the government's rejection of the $700 billion bailout plan by the U.S. House on the municipal securities market. Due to weakness in tax-exempt bonds, yields in the Treasury market plunged following the House vote. Tax-exempt yields were higher by two or...
- Tax Credits Find New Life. Ferris, Craig T. // Bond Buyer;03/31/2000, Vol. 331 Issue 30861, p1
Reports that a majority of the United States House of Representatives favors legislation that allows the sale of tax-credit bonds for school construction. Bipartisan bill containing a tax-credit plan; Supporters and opponents of the bill.
- Senate Plans CR Vote to Extend Some Funding Through March 4. Dutton, Audrey // Bond Buyer;12/21/2010, Vol. 374 Issue 33436, p5
The article reports on the proposal of the U.S. Senate to vote for the extension federal government bond-related programs through March 4, 2011.
- New Rules of the Road? Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;12/22/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31043, p1
Forecasts the bond market in the United States for the year 2001. Completion of business plans of the Internal Revenue Service; Increase in the private-activity bond volume cap; Influence of President George W. Bush on municipal bond legislation.