December 7, 2017
Congressional leaders are hoping to complete work on tax reform before the end of the year. The quickest way to accomplish that is reconciling the differences between the House and Senate bills through the conference committee process.
November 30, 2017
Congress's deadline for finalizing an FY 18 budget or passing another stop-gap measure funding the government is December 8. Tax reform may have an effect on year-end budget decisions.
November 20, 2017
Congress heads home for Thanksgiving having made significant progress on tax reform legislation. The House of Representatives passed its bill, and the Senate's legislation will head to the floor soon.
November 10, 2017
The Senate Finance Committee released a detailed summary of its own tax reform legislation just hours after the long-awaited tax bill hit the floor in the House.
November 6, 2017
The long-awaited tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR 1), contains provisions that will have potentially significant impacts on housing and economic development activities.
October 2, 2017
The overarching theme of National Community Planning Month this year is "innovation in planning." New federal legislation, the Smart Cities and Communities Act, aims at spurring the development of smart cities technology.
November 21, 2016
APA's Policy team takes a closer look at what changes in Congress might mean for planners come January 2017.
November 8, 2016
APA's 2016 Iowa Chapter conference focused on collaboration with allied professionals and on state legislation that is likely to have an impact on Iowa planning in 2017.
October 12, 2016
U.S. planner Andy Cross, AICP, shares insights into the differences in English and American planning that he gleaned in London.
June 23, 2016
The Senate Committee on Appropriations has advanced a spending bill to fund programs at the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency in FY2017.
March 21, 2016
Arizona has struggled politically, socially, and economically to become what it represents today.
March 20, 2016
APA has approved the 2016 legislative priorities that will guide the association's federal policy work in Washington, D.C., throughout the year.