May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/1/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32371, p34
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The article reports on the status of various legislative bills related to the bond market in the U.S. Propositions for the elimination of the use of tax-exempt bonds to finance sports stadiums for professional teams. The Joint Tax Committee proposed in a study that the so-called 15 percent pro-ration rule be eliminated and that property and casualty firms be allowed no deduction for the portion of their interest expense that is allocable to tax-exempt interest. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, otherwise known as Prepayment of Natural Gas Contracts, was signed into law on April 21, 2005.


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