News and Member Announcements
TML welcomes the City of Plantersville as its newest member.
The Senate Business and Commerce Committee met Wednesday to consider a number of charges related to Hurricane Harvey. Of particular interest to cities, the committee took invited testimony on the following:
A preliminary draft of the federal tax reform plan released last week contains provisions that could increase the cost of financing some major municipal infrastructure projects and make it harder for cities to save money by refinancing bonds when interest rates drop, according to the Texas Municipal League.
Last week, the League reported on efforts at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to preempt city authority over broadband deployment in the right-of-way. This week, national preemption efforts appear to be escalating to the U.S. Senate.
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