Joint Economic Development and Commerce Committee and Natural Resources Committee Briefing – Infrastructure Financing
On June 11, 2013, the NGA Economic Development and Commerce and Natural Resources committees hosted a joint briefing for states on current developments with infrastructure financing.
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Comprehensive Tax Reform and Its Potential Effect on States and the Municipal Bond Market
On November 1, 2012, the NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee hosted an hour-long briefing for states that reviewed possible impacts from comprehensive tax reform on the municipal bond market.
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The Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC) has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues in the areas of transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.
Governor Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania—Chair
Governor Steven Beshear, Kentucky—Vice Chair
Governor Pat Quinn, Illinois
Governor Mike Pence, Indiana
Governor Rick Snyder, Michigan
Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri
Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey
Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York
Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee
Governor John deJongh, Jr., Virgin Islands
Governor Jay Inslee, Washington
Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin
In preparation for comprehensive federal tax reform, NGA released Governors’ Principles on Federal Tax Reform.
December 20, 2012 letter (from the executive directors of the National Governors Association, and 21 other state and local organizations) to President Obama and Speaker Boehner urging Congress and the White House to retain the current federal government income tax exclusion for municipal bond interest during year-end negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff.”