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 August 25, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert Goodlatte (R-Va.) released his much anticipated remote sales tax legislation discussion draft, entitled the Online Sales Simplification Act of 2015 (OSSA).
Facing another deadline and likely default on a $2 billion debt payment on July 1, the Senate passed legislation, previously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 9, to help Puerto Rico navigate out of its current financial crisis by a vote of 68–30.
On June 24, 2016 House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and the House Republican Task Force on Tax Reform released a “blueprint” for tax reform as part of Speaker Ryan’s “A Better Way” campaign, which seeks to establish a clear and unified Republican agenda around six main policy areas: poverty, tax reform, healthcare, national security, federal regul