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Policy Roundup Column Archive

Missed an issue of Saving Land? Here is an archive of Policy Roundup, a quarterly column written by Russ Shay and Sean Robertson.

Winter 2013: The Future is NowPolicy Roundup Winter 2013 Screenshot

Fall 2012: Setting the Pace: Why Land Trusts Need to Play a Role in Public Policy [Guest Column written by Chris Miller, President of Piedmont Environmental Council]

Summer 2012: Relationships That Bear Fruit

Spring 2012: Yes We Can

Winter 2012: Engaging the Whole Community

Fall 2011: Making Friends in Tough Times

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November 6: With only eight weeks remaining before Congress adjourns (of which Congress will be in Washington for only four), there is limited time to act. Ask your senators to urge their party’s leadership to include the charitable package in any year-end tax legislation. We’ve been meeting with Senate offices and have been encouraged by their willingness to consider making some tax extenders permanent. This puts us in a good position, but we need you to reinforce that special places are being lost because the incentive has expired. Learn more »

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Congress wrestles with tax breaks for open space

July 29, 2014 | Poughkeepsie Journal | NY

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House passes Gerlach conservation tax break bill, now up to Senate

July 18, 2014 | The Mercury News | Pottstown, PA

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The Time is Now for Congress to Act on Conservation

July 15, 2014 | Politico | Washington, D.C.

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