HTC Organizational Sign-on Letter a Huge Success; 5 New National Historic Landmarks Announced; Free Admission at all National Parks this Weekend; Washington Main Street Program Threatened

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 15, April 17, 2015 → HTC Organizational Sign-on Letter to Senate Finance Committee Receives More Than 630 Signatures Thank you to all the organizations and businesses that signed-on to the organizational sign-on letter in support of the Historic Tax Credit, and to everyone who helped spread the word. …

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Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote, Preservationists Submit Letters in Support of HTC, Historic Preservation Funding Threatened in CT and NJ

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 14, April 10, 2015 → Public Lands Threatened by Senate Vote Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Sen. Lisa Murwski (R-AK), introduced an amendment to the Senate’s non-binding budget resolution, that supports the sale or exchange of federally owned public lands to state governments. Senate …

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Preservationists Submit Letter in Support of the HTC; Honouliuli National Monument Dedicated; NPS Launches Find Your Park Campaign; HTC Expansion in Georgia

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 13, April 03, 2015 → Preservation Action and Partner Organizations Submit Letter Supporting Historic Tax Credits Currently the Senate Finance Committee is seeking public comment on its bipartisan effort to reform the tax-code. Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member, Ron Wyden (D-OR), created several …

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House FY16 HPF Dear Collegue Receives 102 Co-signers- Still Time to Encourage Your Senators to Sign; Preservationists Testify on the Hill; HTC Introduced in California

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 18, Number 11, March 20, 2015 → The House FY16 HPF Dear Colleague Letter Receives 102 Co-signers! Thank you to everyone who contacted their Representative and helped spread the word! Thanks to those efforts, the FY16 Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) Dear Colleague letter received 102 co-signers! Coming just shy of …

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House Passes C.R, NPS Releases Annual HTC Impact Report, Upcoming Events, Stories from Around the States

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 34, September 19, 2014 → House and Senate Pass Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Funded until Dec. 11th The U.S House of Representatives and Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded until December 11th.  The House passed the resolution in 319-108 vote. The Senate quickly followed, …

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FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Adopted Amendments; Senate Hearings on NHA’s; FEMA Announces Refunds; ACHP Issues Resolution; Gov. Walker Lifts HTC Moratorium

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 27, July 25, 2014 → Heritage Partnership Program Restored and Full List of FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill Adopted Amendments The FY 2015 Interior Appropriations Bill passed the full Appropriations Committee in a 29-19 vote and still awaits a vote on the House floor. Several amendments to the FY 2015 Interior …

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Preservation Stories: Brewhouse Inn in the former Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal  incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Releases Tax Reform Act would Repeal the Historic Tax Credit

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Yesterday afternoon House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) released a discussion draft of his proposed Tax Reform Act of 2014. The Chairman’s discussion draft would repeal the Historic Tax Credit. The proposed legislation also eliminates a number of local and state tax deductions. The committee’s section analysis is provided below. The preservation …

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Preservation Stories: Ohio State Tax Credit Project, Erie Terminal Place, brings Young Professionals to Downtown Youngstown

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The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a tax credit equal to 25 percent of Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures incurred as part of historic rehabilitation projects at National Register sites and districts. The Program is highly competitive and receives applications bi-annually in March and September. Applications are evaluated with an objective scoring system measuring each project’s economic …

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Support Crucial Improvements to GA and KY State Historic Tax Credits; Report Urges HTC in Oregon

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Georgia HTC: Raise Project Total Cap from $300,000 to $5 million The Georgia state legislature has before them a bill to make their state historic rehabilitation tax credit more competitive compared to other states, encourage private capital investment, drive job creation, and generate economic development throughout the state in communities of all sizes. There are …

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