Public Finance Law
Public Finance Law - US
- ABA - Public Finance Committee
Focuses on financing activities of state and local governments. All forms of public borrowing, including bonds and notes, taxation of interest paid on state and local government obligations, and all forms of state and local taxation, including special assessments.
- Federal Election Commission (FEC) - Public Financing
In 1975, Congress created the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to administer and enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) - the statute that governs the financing of federal elections. The duties of the FEC, which is an independent regulatory agency, are to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.
- Public Finance and Public Policy - Economy Watch
Public Finance and Public Policy are interrelated studies and policy matters constructed by the government of a country. Public Policy is a set of interrelated decisions taken by a public authority, backed up by the common conscience of the citizens, for addressing a problem expressed through contemporary laws, regulations and consequent government actions and inactions.
- Public Finance Law - Overview
Public finance law refers to legislation and regulations relating to the financial activities of government or public sector organizations. Public finance laws govern the funding and adminstatration of specific governmental activities including the sale and purchase of various types of bonds.
- Public Finance, Taxation, and Monetary Policy
This industry classification includes government establishments primarily engaged in financial administration and taxation, including monetary policy; tax administration; collection, custody, and disbursement of funds; debt and investment administration; government employee retirement and other trust funds; and the like.
- Researching US Public Policy
One strategy for analyzing government public policy is to trace the legislative history of a public law or program. Reading the primary documents created during the legislative process will help you determine the problem or issue Congress was addressing and the intent of Congress when it passed the bill or created the program. The process of studying legislative materials is sometimes referred to as tracing or compiling a legislative history. This guide provides a step-by-step procedure for finding primary legislative documents. It takes the legislative history one step further and includes information on finding regulations and secondary source material.
Organizations Related to Public Finance Law
- Campaign Legal Center
The Campaign Legal Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which works in the areas of campaign finance and elections, political communication and government ethics. The Legal Center offers nonpartisan analyses of issues and represents the public interest in administrative, legislative and legal proceedings. The Legal Center also participates in generating and shaping our nation's policy debate about money in politics, disclosure, political advertising, and enforcement issues before the Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
- Center for Responsive Politics
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2008, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more responsive government. In short, CRP's mission is to: * Inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives * Empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information * Advocate for a transparent and responsive government
- Government Finance Officers Association
The purpose of the Government Finance Officers Association is to enhance and promote the professional management of governments for the public benefit by identifying and developing financial policies and practices and promoting them through education, training and leadership.
- National Institute on Money in State Politics
The National Institute on Money in State Politics is the only nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states. Our comprehensive and verifiable campaign-finance database and relevant issue analyses are available for free through our Web site FollowTheMoney.org. We encourage transparency and promote independent investigation of state-level campaign contributions by journalists, academic researchers, public-interest groups, government agencies, policymakers, students and the public at large.
Publications Related to Public Finance Law
- American Constitution Society Blog
The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals.
- Public Finance Articles
The most important source of government revenue is taxes, but sale of public properties and franchises, as well as the sale of interest-bearing bonds, also contribute. Since the Korean War, a large part of governmental expenditures has gone for various military and defense needs. Other important areas of governmental expenditure are health, education, and welfare (the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid programs); interest on the national debt; and public works. Important institutions of international finance are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund.
- Wall Street Journal Law Blog
WSJ on the cases, trends and personalities of interest to the business community.
Articles on HG.org Related to Public Finance Law
- EU to Propose Banking Union Plan in Due Course - MaltaThe most recent EU Summit held in June 2012 saw the creation of a tentative action aimed at addressing the current problems with bad banks and grossly indebted governments. This is currently being called the “Banking Union Plan”.
- Aircraft Finance in TurkeyTurkey has recently ratified the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment (the "Convention") and the Protocol to the Convention on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (the "Protocol" and, together with the Convention, the "Cape Town Convention"). By ratifying such Convention, Turkey has become a country which is very fit for aircraft finance in all respects.
- New EU Stability Mechanism Treaty on Strengthening Fiscal Discipline and ConvergenceEU leader Member States agreed on a new Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Convergence in the Economic and Monetary Union. The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Treaty was signed by euro area Member States on 2 February 2012 and ratification is pending by the 17 euro area Member States. The target date of its operation is July 2012, a year earlier than expected.
- The Frankfurt Stock Exchange for Indian IssuersIndian companies are accessing the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (“FSE”) and other foreign capital markets in search of capital and liquidity for their shares. The Entry Standard of the FSE is an appealing option for Indian issuers seeking an access point to European capital markets. By Brenda Lee Hamilton, Attorney
- Public Finances and Budgetary Developments in the EU and in CyprusAll European Union countries have been affected between 2008 and 2010 by the economic and financial crisis and after a contraction in 2009 in every EU country, except Poland, growth returned in 2010 in all but five peripheral countries. While in 2010 several countries continued to support their economies through discretionary measures, other countries had less room for maneuvers given their underlying public finance situation trying to consolidate them.
- Privatizations in TurkeyThe fundamental transformation in Turkish economy has been observed during the massive privatization process since 1994. The investment opportunities in Turkey are particularly attractive in the framework of country’s ongoing attractive privatization agenda. The involvement and participation of international investors is highly encouraged by the law in course of current privatization program.
- European Stability Mechanism (ESM)On 17 December 2010 the European Council agreed on the need for a Eurozone area and on the establishment of a permanent stability mechanism which will intervene by providing financial assistance to the Eurozone Member States after June 2013.
- Council’s Recommendation on National Reform Program 2011 and Stability Program 2011-2014 for CyprusThe Council concluded on 12 July 2011 the first European Semester which has been implemented this year, for the first time, as part of a broader reform of the EU’s economic governance. Based on the European Council’s decision a recommendation has been adopted on the implementation of the Eurozone Member States’ economic policies as well as a recommendation on its National Reform Program 2011 and the Stability Program 2011-2014 for each Member State.
- EU Budgetary Perspectives 2014-2020The European Commission has faced the challenge of being able to fund a number of policy areas where the EU could be more effective, by acting at EU level, in preparing its proposals for the future budget of the European Union. In its proposal, based on the Europe 2020 Growth Strategy, a new funding potential can be seen attempting to ease the direct impact of the national budgets with the creation of a new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
- Administrative Cooperation in the Field of Taxation (Council Directive 2011/16/EU of 15 February 2011) - CyprusIn April 2009, the European Commission issued a Communication on “Good Governance in Tax Matters” with the intention to launch a debate about concrete actions that could be taken to better promote the principles of good governance in the tax area (transparency, exchange of information and fair tax competition). The aim of the Commission to improve synergies between tax and development policies becomes concrete with the Council Directive 2011/16/EU of 15 February 2011.
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