NEW YORK, NY -- Michael Hamill Remaley from Philanthropy New York describes the new rules for OMB Uniform Guidance as a “huge deal” and, in the related issue guide, "OMB Uniform Guidance on Indirect Costs, How will New York Respond?," encourages foundations to "alert their grantees about the promise of better treatment through the OMB Uniform Guidance and join with us in our efforts to ensure that city and state officials respond to the new regulations appropriately."
WASHINGTON, DC -- Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) today announced a bipartisan effort to begin soliciting ideas from interested members of the public and stakeholders on how best to overhaul the nation’s broken tax code to make it simpler, fairer, and more efficient. The goal of this effort is to provide additional input, data, and information to the Committee’s bipartisan tax working groups, which are currently analyzing existing tax law and examining policy trade-offs and available reform options within each group’s designated area.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy's public policy update from the March 4, 2015 eBrief includes information about Foundations on the Hill and an update on the Charitable Tax Provisions.
TRENTON, NJ -- Nina Stack, President, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, provides her positive perspective on the significance to nonprofits and private funders of the reforms in the OMB Uniform Guidance and the need for ongoing advocacy to ensure that nonprofits hired by governments to perform services are paid their full (including indirect) costs. Her call to action could not be clearer: “all of us who care about the long-term health and sustainability of our nonprofit sector need to ensure these new rules are implemented. It will be up to the State and Local government offices that are distributing federal funds to implement these guidelines so there is significant education needed to help them understand.”
Washington, DC – Bucking her party and the White House, Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Thursday helped House Republicans approve by a veto-proof margin a bill opposed by the Obama administration. The Fighting Hunger Incentive Act passed 279-137, with 39 Democrats, including Esty, voting for the legislation. So did all House Republicans, except Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.
HARTFORD, CT -- A Member Public Policy Action Alert - February 2015 about permanently extending key charitable giving incentives.