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Public utilities urge Congress to protect bond tax exemptions for infrastructure

Mar 3, 2017 - SNL Renewable Energy Week

Over 600 public power advocates are heading to Capitol Hill this week to ask lawmakers not to scrap the federal tax exemption for municipal bonds, which help finance energy infrastructure for the country's community-owned utilities.

Tax-exempt municipal bonds help spur $11 billion annually in new public power infrastructure, according to the American Public Power Association. But the group said the Trump administration will likely try to cap or eliminate those exemptions as part of a massi

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