A Year-End Status Update on NACo’s Legislative Priorities

With most of the federal legislative activity for the year having come to a close, NACo has put together a special year-end edition of its Washington Watch publication to provide updates on the status of various NACo legislative priorities.

Please click here to view this document, and here to view a PowerPoint presentation on NACo’s legislative priorities.

Issues covered in these documents include:

  • The recent agreement on FY2014 and FY2015 funding
  • The tax-exempt status of municipal bond interest
  • The Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program
  • Risk to counties in potential changes to Medicaid
  • The Marketplace Fairness Act
  • Farm bill negotiations
  • Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in conference
  • The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Prorgram
  • The outlook for immigration reform
  • Pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations

To mark the end of the year, NACo has also assembled some of its recent legislative publications that highlight issues important to counties: