Looking ahead: Next week, several Broward local elected officials will be in Washington, DC with the Florida League of Cities, meeting with Florida’s congressional delegation and the administration to discuss key federal issues affecting municipalities. Priorities include protection of the tax exempt status of municipal bonds (funding source for local infrastructure needs, i.e. schools, waterworks, roads), FEMA obligations, closing the online sales tax loophole and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, expiring this year. This will be the first time meeting with the new administration and members of the 115th U.S. Congress – we look forward to a productive and informative trip. Read