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Lobbying for Preservation: Lessons Learned from the Palace of the Governors

The National Trust for Historic Preservation added the Palace of the Governors to our portfolio of National Treasures in 2015, simultaneously launching a multiyear advocacy effort to secure $1.5 million from the New Mexico state legislature for necessary repairs to this iconic Santa Fe...

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Supporting Historic Preservation Through a Legislative Caucus

​A Chapter from the Advocacy Training Manual Produced by the Center for State and Local Policy #congress #Lobbying #Advocacy #ForumNews

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Messaging Through Media Engagement and High-Level Resources

By Andy Grabel, Sarah Heffern, Michael Phillips, Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive for...

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Building an Advocacy Network to Connect with Legislators

By Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague, Michael Phillips, Andy Grabel, and Sarah Heffern On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive...

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Launching the Campaign

By Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague, Michael Phillips, Andy Grabel, and Sarah Heffern On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, t he historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive for...

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The Road Ahead: Positioning the Historic Tax Credit for Positive Change

As the preservation community takes stock of the impressive victory we achieved in preserving the federal historic tax credit (HTC) during the tax reform process, let’s keep up our engagement and continue to build momentum to position the HTC for positive change down the road. Additional changes...

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On the Hill: President’s Budget Seeks Preservation Cuts. Again.

Last week President Trump sent his FY19 budget proposal to Congress. The annual ritual, replete with press photos of shrink-wrapped budget tomes and countless charts, marks the start of the formal FY19 appropriations process. Much like last year , historic preservation priorities face...

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Preservationists Must Act Now to Secure Big Benefits for Historic Neighborhoods

Editor's Note: Join the National Trust's Government Relations team on their webinar where they will take a deeper dive into the tax bill and talk about the the Opportunity Zone Program described below. The webinar takes place on Thurs., March 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. Register here. A little...

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Updated 12/20/17: Take Action: Historic Tax Credit Reduced by Half in Senate Bill

Update (12/20/2017): Determined Advocacy Preserves the Historic Tax Credit! Tax reform is moving fast in both the House and Senate, and advocates for historic preservation need to weigh in ! The most significant federal investment in preservation, the HTC, is at stake. Despite...

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