Recent News

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Wisconsin legislators this week introduced a House bill that would allow investors to decrease the amount of capital gains subject to income and franchise taxation by investing in a Wisconsin opportunity zone (OZ). H.B. 532 is a companion bill to S.B.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Betsy DeVos, the U.S. secretary of education, announced that a consulting firm was awarded a contract to conduct outreach to promote the creation and expansion of public charter schools in opportunity zones (OZs). According to the Department of Education, more than 70 percent of OZs don’t have a public charter school option.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this week released the 2019-2020 priority guidance plan, which established guidance priorities for the Department of the Treasury and IRS for the period from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

California Treasurer Fiona Ma today appointed 12 housing and economic development experts to the Housing, Economic, Jobs and Opportunity Zone Ad Hoc Committee. The group will be tasked with assisting Ma’s office with “out-of-the-box strategies to advance her housing and economic development goals,” according to a press release.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that it will provide $42.4 million in grants to school districts to help develop, enhance or expand systems that support implementing multitier systems of support for improving school climate, including those in opportunity zones (OZs). The School Climate Transformation Grant program focuses on districts serving rural areas, members of federally recognized tribes and OZs.

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