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.
In 2014, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) was signed into law. The law builds on the Federal Funding and Transparency Act (FFATA), which spurred the creation of www.USAspending.gov .
The bipartisan letter to House leadership in support of the tax exemption for municipal bond interest led by Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) and Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) closed with over 110 representatives signing on.