Want to save on taxes? Check out Opportunity Zone investments!

Now that the rhetoric and the debate over passage of the federal tax bill have subsided, one component of that legislation is getting lots of attention. That would be “Opportunity Zones.” Last month, the U.S. Department of the Treasury approved the final round selection efforts for designated opportunity zones. This new program allows investors to avoid […]

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President supports funding non-essential California infrastructure project … but fights funding for critical New York project impacting 800,000 motorists a day and 20% of GDP

President Trump, without any fanfare this week, again declared that it is “Infrastructure Week.”  Who knows why he did that since official activities planned for Infrastructure Week are scheduled for May. There are other significant unanswered questions. If Trump wants to make U.S. infrastructure a priority, why did he threaten to shut down government last […]

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Let’s ask Congress to respect the importance of our airports!

As the fight over funding rages on in Washington, Congress is suggesting new ways to scoop up revenue that could have a very negative impact on America’s airports. A Senate proposal to nearly double the passage facility charge, which is known as the airport tax, has executives of six airlines urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao […]

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Bridge safety should become a national concern

There are more than 54,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. That designation does not mean the bridges are in imminent danger of collapsing, but it does mean that they need immediate attention. That fact becomes more alarming when one realizes that every day more than 174 million motorists drive over the nation’s structurally deficient […]

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Government needs private sector expertise – collaboration should be easier!

Working with government procurement has changed over the past few years…and not necessarily for the better. Unfortunately, it is often harder now to sell to government than it was in the past. State and local government spending now surpasses even that of the federal government.  Many large, experienced firms are eager to move into state […]

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