Important BAW Deadline Approaching

Are you still waiting to register for the 42nd Annual Bond Attorneys' Workshop (BAW)? Don't delay, if you register by Monday, July 31 you will be entered to win a complimentary two-night stay at select Fairmont properties. The winner will be drawn during Wednesday's General Session. You must be present to win. BAW, will convene on October 4-6, 2017 at the Fairmont Chicago, for more information on the program and to register online, visit the BAW website

A Step Toward Tax Reform

This week the House Budget Committee reported out a budget resolution for fiscal 2018. This is an important first step toward tax reform. The Congressional Republican leadership intends to use the reconciliation process under the fiscal 2018 budget resolution to pass tax reform. While that process is not sure-fire, it does avoid the possibility of a filibuster in the Senate. (It is the same process that the leadership is attempting to use to pass changes to the Affordable Care Act – except that the ACA process is using the fiscal 2017, rather than fiscal 2018, budget resolution.)

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NABL Announces 2017 Award Recipients  

The National Association of Bond Lawyers has announced two recipients of NABL’s prestigious awards. The Bernard P. Friel Medal recognizes distinguished service in the field of public finance. The Friel Medal will be awarded to NABL’s Director of Governmental Affairs Bill Daly who is retiring at the end of 2017.  The Frederick O. Kiel Distinguished Service Award recognizes extraordinary service to NABL over an extended period of time. The Kiel Award will be presented to Fredric A. Weber of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Houston office.  

The awards will be presented during NABL’s Annual Membership Meeting at the 42nd Bond Attorneys’ Workshop, October 4, 2017 at the Fairmont Chicago. 

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