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House Advances Wireless and Cable Preemption BillLast week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up H.R. 3557, which is of interest to local governments because it would codify in statute two recent FCC actions to preempt local authority over wireless facility siting and cable franchises. Read on...
Congress Passes Fiscal Responsibility ActOn Wednesday night, the House passed H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, by a margin of 314-117.On Thursday the Senate passed it by a vote of 63-36. The President is expected to immediately sign it to avoid a federal government default. Read on...
SCOTUS Decision Could Impact NJ Property Tax LawsA decision from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) that found a Minnesota county’s retention of excess value above the taxpayer’s debt after a tax foreclosure violated the Constitution could have an impact on New Jersey’s property tax laws. Read on...