The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This version highlights our October Policy Playbook, recent developments on federal policy including the Johnson Amendment, Universal Charitable Deduction Act (H.R. 3988), Census 2020; and state and local policy updates from Connecticut, Michigan, Montana, New Orleans, and St. Paul.
Policy Alert for our members centered on the Universal Charitable Giving Act and 2020 Census.
The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The latest version highlights federal updates on comprehensive tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, 2020 Census; state updates on South Carolina's Pay-for-Success program, Connecticut's budget crisis; and resources available from last month's Policy Institute.
Lost this week amid the flurry of news about the firing of FBI Director Comey was the abrupt resignation of the director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau is facing major budget constraints and operational challenges that threaten its ability to conduct a fair and accurate census count in 2020, which is bad news for philanthropy and our country.
One-pager for Census legislation introduced by Sen. Schatz (D-HI) and Murkowski (R-AK). The legislation would extend the current Census Deadline.