Mike Belarmino is a senior policy advisor at the Government Finance Officers Association. He previously served as NACo's Associate Legislative Director for Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs and Associate General Counsel.
On July 21, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved a $95 billion tax extender package by a vote of 23-3. If enacted, the legislation would retroactively renew 52 expired tax provisions through 2016. The last extension of the tax provisions expired on January 1, 2015.