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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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July 17: The House just voted 277-130 to pass the charities package! 56 Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to support charitable giving incentives, including the enhanced easement incentive - the second-highest number of defections after the research and development tax credit. Several others spoke on the floor in support of the conservation easement incentive, and other favorable charitable incentives. Thank you to organizations like Ducks Unlimited, CSF and others that reached out to Congressional offices over the last few days or alerted their membership of this important vote. Now, we pivot to the Senate.
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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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