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Federal Legislative Committee Holds First Meeting

The BOMA International Federal Legislative Committee held its first meeting this year at the Boston conference and expo. We outlined the new, and existing, work that the federal advocacy team has been engaging with Congress on.

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Coalition Engagement

Over the last several months, BOMA International, along with industry partners and coalitions—the Business Continuity Coalition and the Building Resilience Action Coalition—have been working with members of the United States Congress to ensure the in

10/28/2021Pearce Crosland  

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The U.S Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure package last week by a 69-30 vote. The $1.2 trillion package now heads to the House of Representatives where it awaits passage before heading to President Biden’s desk for signature.

8/19/2021Pearce Crosland  

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BOMA Joins ICC, NIBS, in Convening Session Following Surfside Building Collapse

Following the tragic condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla., BOMA International co-convened a building safety symposium on Tuesday with the International Code Council and the National Institute of Building Sciences.

8/19/2021Ken Rosenfeld  

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Earlier Articles

The 2020 Election Season: A Look Back

America woke up on Wednesday, November 4, with more questions than answers, more confusion than confidence. After a grueling election season, on top of a pandemic that had already killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, hobbled businesses and expo

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California Faces Split-Roll Tax Showdown, Possible $12 Billion Tax Hike

Even in a strong economy, proposing the largest property tax increase in California history seemed ill-advised. Now, coupled with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a national recession, it seems untenable.

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Commercial Real Estate Needs COVID-19 Liability Protections

As the United States continues to struggle with the severe toll of the coronavirus pandemic, the commercial real estate sector is playing a vital role in reopening and recovery efforts. During this crisis, BOMA International and its members have rema

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Taxing Industry Resources

As Ben Franklin once said, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. While property professionals are more than accustomed to paying commercial property taxes, there’s a national trend of increased taxation on the commercial real estate i

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COVID-19 Legislative Activity

On Wednesday, March 18, the U.S. Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201), also referred to as “Phase 2” of several anticipated sweeping stimulus packages aimed at curbing the financial hardships that are befalling Amer

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