ICMA Urges Action on Transportation Funding and Opposes Permanent Ban on Internet Taxes

ARTICLE | Jul 11, 2014

As the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) comes close to insolvency, ICMA and the national associations representing local and state governments have again urged Congress to find a long-term fix for the HTF and pass a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill.

Another pressing concern is the possibility that the Internet Tax Freedom Act could be made permanent.  The most recent estimate from the Congressional Budget Office indicates that H.R. 3086 would cost local and state governments hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenues.  ICMA joined with the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, Government Finance Officers Association, and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors to oppose this legislation.

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