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Advocates Alerts: 2009

Land Trust Advocates Alert Archives

If you are looking for an alert prior to 2008 please e-mail policy@lta.org.

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December 18: Easement Incentive to Expire December 31st; Likely to be Renewed Retroactively


December 10:
House Passes One-Year Extension of the Easement Incentive


December 3: Estate Tax Heads to Senate, Extenders Bill Expected Next Week


November 20:
Tax Bills in Play, 67 Reps Sign Letter, Thanksgiving Op\Eds


November 12: Letter Deadline Wednesday, Estate Tax Package, TNC Poll


November 3:
Tax Incentive Letter, Strong Year for Appropriations


October 26: New Tax Incentive Letter, 252 Co-sponsors, IRA Charitable Rollover


October 7:
Get Ready for Policy Sessions at Rally, Send Your Feedback


October 1:
Help Set Alliance Policy Priorities, Majority of Both Parties


September 18:
We did it! 218 Co-sponsors for H.R. 1831 Make a Strong Case for Passage


September 11: Almost a Majority for H.R. 1831, WGA Letter, Bill to Fund LWCF, CSP Sign-up


August 31: New S. 812 Contact, Forest Bonds, CELCP Re-opened, Great Outdoors America


August 13: Deadlines for Rally, An Important Advocacy Opportunity


August 4:
202 Co-sponsors, Town Halls, Estate Tax Bills, Conservation Campaign Toolkit


July 30: 190 Co-sponsors, Listen to the Easement Incentive Call, FRPP Comments Due Monday


July 23: Final Push before Recess, then Get Out and See Your Rep.


July 17: 27 New Co-sponsors, Coalition Action, Appropriations Update


July 1:
Seeking Tax Incentive Stories, Climate Bill Passes House, Kiva Case


June 22: August Recess Site Visits More Important than Ever


June 8: Important Message on Substantiation Letters, 128 Co-sponsors


May 21: Visit Reps. Over Recess, New Letters, Climate Funding


May 8: IRS Reminder, Budget Numbers, 117 Co-sponsors


May 5:
2009 Policy Priorities Update


April 6:
Senate Bill Introduced, A Dozen Ways to Say Thank You


April 1:
Conservation Easement Incentive Act Introduced with 93 Original Cosponsors


March 27:
87 Original Cosponsors, Deadline Tuesday


March 20: One Week Left for Original Cosponsors, Floodplain Easement Sign-up


March 9: Budget Would Triple LWCF, House Letters Attract Cosponsors


February 25: Rep. Eric Cantor, LandVote 2008, FY09 Appropriations


February 13: Stimulus Bill Funding, Congressional Recesses


January 23: Farm Bill Rules, Tax Incentive Survey, New Intern


January 20: Welcome the New Congress, Incentive Legislation

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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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