Public Policy

In this Issue: It's August, but a few interesting developments emerge; Tax Wonks will have big impact on tax reform; Congress might not be moving too quickly on tax reform, but states are; The Max and Dave Road Show; Charitable Deduction; Great Op-Ed
In this Issue: It's August recess and time to look at "Tax Reform, the Big Picture"; While some are focused on the "big picture" at least one Senator spoke about the charitable deduction; What will happen when Congress returns in
In this Issue: Tax Reform: A Recap of the First Half of 2013; A House hearing on Valentine’s Day; House bipartisan working groups; Closed door staff briefings on the Senate side; Leads to a "blank slate" proposal from Baucus and Hatch; And a maj
In this Issue: Countdown to the August Congressional Recess; Anticipating a House Tax Reform Bill this Fall; Did the “Blank Slate” plan yield results?; Major Questions on Revenue Remain ; The President Weighs In; The Tax Reform Road Show; Continuing Suppo
In this issue: Tax Reform; The Max and Dave Tax Reform Road Show; IRS Scrutiny; Opinion pieces that caught our attention; In the federal agencies.
Community foundations have a unique philanthropic voice in to bring to policymakers in Washington D.C. You are fully integrated into the lifeblood of your communities, and are intimately familiar with the urgent needs of those you serve.
Dear Richard, Chris & Jim, As Fairfield County’s representatives in Congress, it is important for you to understand and convey to your colleagues how the federal government shutdown is impacting the lives of residents in your communities and the nonpr
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the law exempting charitable activity from taxation — now referred to as Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Across the country, community foundations are recognizing the power of public
 policy work to advance their missions. Some do so by awarding grants for advocacy activities like public education and research. Others support nonprofits to lobby.
Council staff, consultants and I recently met with Senator Max Baucus of Montana who serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

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