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Federal surface transportation reauthorization: a temporary detour

  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 4 2014

Facing the imminent bankruptcy of the federal Highway Trust Fund (the "HTF") and the specter of delays and reductions in payments from the HTF to the

Highway funding bill passes without tax extenders

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2014

The Senate agreed on July 31 to send the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021) to the President's desk without further amendment

House passes highway funding bill

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2014

The House approved H.R. 5021 - the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. In remarks today, Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp said, "The

House to consider highway funding bill

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2014

The House is scheduled to considerH.R. 5021 - Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 this week. The bill would provide nearly $11 billion for

The looming highway trust fund crisis: what will Congress do? Finding a path forward

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 30 2014

Congress left for its one-week adjournment for the Independence Day holiday in the midst of intensive negotiations in both chambers to address an

China update - May 19 2014

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • China, Hong Kong, USA
  • -
  • May 19 2014

On May 5, the U.S. Third Fleet issued a press release stating that from June 26 to August 1, twenty-three nations, 47 ships, six submarines, more

Vessels found to be operating in interstate commerce and therefore exempt from sales tax

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2014

An ALJ has found that vessels purchased to operate fishing charter trips were commercial vessels primarily engaged in interstate commerce, and thus

Roadmap to the next highway bill

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 18 2014

While the current surface transportation authorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), is due to expire on September 30th

Purchase of a “commercial vessel” is not subject to NY sales tax if vessel is to be used primarily in interstate commerce

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

In Advisory Opinion, TSB-A-14(5)S (N.Y.S. Dep't of Tax. and Fin., Jan. 29, 2014), the Department found that the purchase of a yacht would be exempt

Are New York flat vehicle registration fees unconstitutional? Keep your eyes on the road ahead

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2014

In an action challenging the constitutionality of two New York flat highway taxes, a New York trial court ruled in favor of the taxpayer, denying a