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Open Door Law Update: “Declared Emergency” Virtual Meetings Continue Under Governor Holcomb’s Eighteenth Renewal of the Public Health Emergency Declaration

A few months ago, we analyzed House Enrolled Act 1437 (“HEA 1437”), which modified Indiana’s Open Door Law and authorized (after certain requirements were met) virtual attendance and voting by members of a governing body.1  Our earlier analysis covered the meeting requirements during a declared…

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New Congressional Bills Introduced to Promote Multifamily Housing and Reinstate Advance Refunding (Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 and Local Infrastructure Financing Tools Act)

On April 15 and 16, 2021, two complimentary bills were introduced in Congress to address the country’s shortage of affordable housing and expand bond financing opportunities for local governments and nonprofits. The bipartisan Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 (AHCIA) was introduced…

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New Markets Tax Credit and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Provisions Included in End-of-Year Coronavirus Relief Package

On Sunday, December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“Act”). The 5,593-page Act provides $900 billion in coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic relief and $1.4 trillion in government funding for the rest of fiscal year 2021.…

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