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Federal Issues

Trump Administration Infrastructure Initiative

September 26, 2017
The White House has outlined a plan that includes a $1 trillion in infrastructure investment to be funded through a combination of $200 billion federal funding, along with incentivized state and local funding. Included in the proposal are an urban incentives funding program, a rural incentives program, and a program for transformative projects – those that will have a significant regional or national impact.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

CDBG has served to create jobs, develop affordable housing, stabilize neighborhoods and provide necessary public services to local governments throughout Georgia. The strength of the CDBG program lies in local determination of immediate need, flexibility in addressing problems, identifying eligible activities, and responsible administration of funds by state and local officials.

E-Fairness

The Internet marketplace is rapidly expanding – It does not make sense to treat one channel of sales differently than another. Online sales are growing 4 times faster than sales made at brick and mortar establishments. To level the playing field for Georgia’s hometown businesses, Congress must take action to allow state and local governments to require retailers to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

Municipal Bond Tax Exemption

Municipal bonds have been a foundation for local infrastructure finance for 100 years. The threat to this important resource is very real, and Georgia’s delegation members need to hear from city officials. GMA encourages all city officials to touch base with your Senators and Congressmen to urge them to protect the tax treatment for municipal bonds.
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Various city officials speak about the importance of CDBG.
Senator Isakson discusses GMA's Federal priorities for Mayors' Day 2017.