DC Updates: Land Real Estate News
DC Updates are your source for the latest legislative news in the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals informed about the issues that matter most to them and impact their business.
After a June 7 order, the Department of Interior (DOI) has worked with various organizations and task forces to review the Greater Sage Grouse conservation plan under the Endangered Species Act. On August 7, the DOI released the first set of recommendations to make modifications to the plan. Farm and ranch land owners out west in affected […]
“Fulfilling a portion of an executive order by President Donald Trump, the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have released a proposal to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that expanded federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The proposal published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 28 would nix the 2015 WOTUS rule and […]
Usually I give a brief update on land real estate public policy issues of interest to REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) land professionals and the landowners they serve. However, the election of Donald Trump to the highest elected political office in the land has scrambled the usual political dynamics of Washington, D.C. – the rule-book has been thrown […]
June 28, 2017 (Chicago, Ill.) – The Realtors Land Institute (RLI) stands behind the U.S. EPA’s decision yesterday to move forward repealing the controversial Clean Water rule, also known as Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), which was put in place in 2015. The move would take the legislation back to what it was prior to […]
One of my favorite old westerns is “El Dorado”. Yes, it stars John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Yes it has James Caan and Arthur Honeycutt. And, more importantly, it has Charlotte Holt and the cutest Cary Michelle and, of course, the golden tunes of George Alexander singing the theme song… In the movie, the bad […]
With a new president in the White House who campaigned on tax cuts, and Republican majorities in the House and Senate who have long been waiting, 2017 may be the year tax reform finally moves forward. But major storm clouds loom on the horizon for 1031 like-kind exchanges. 1031 like-kind exchanges, a very useful tax provision for […]