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Advocates Alerts: 2009

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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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February 12: The House successfully voted 279-137, demonstrating a supermajority (67%) of support, on H.R. 644, a package of charitable incentives including the conservation tax incentive.Now we need your help in the Senate to secure co-sponsors! Sens. Heller and Stabenow have requested land trusts’ assistance in asking senators to cosponsor S. 330, the Conservation Easement Incentive Act. Learn more »

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