Shortly after the publication of last week’s League Bulletin, news broke that the U.S. Supreme Court would weigh in on an e-fairness case directly of interest to the League’s federal advocacy agenda. The League’s membership supports federal e-fairness action that would close the online sales tax loophole, restore marketplace fairness for competing brick and mortar businesses and create new revenue for state and local governments. Last Friday, news outlets and the National League of Cities reported that the Supreme Court agreed to decide South Dakota v. Wayfair, in which the state is asking for a ruling that states and local governments can require retailers with no in-state presence to collect sales tax. “This case is huge news for states and local governments,” NLC writes in an article thoroughly explaining the update. “This article describes how we got here and why it is likely South Dakota will win.”
The Census Bureau is conducting Boundary and Annexation Survey workshops in three locations across North Carolina next month: Wilmington, Feb. 12; Durham, Feb. 13; and Charlotte, Feb. 14. The workshops will provide an overview of the 2020 Census Geographic Partnership Programs, the 2018 BAS, and demonstrations for creating a digital and paper response for completing the BAS. To register, please RSVP by emailing your name, phone number, workshop location and BAS participation method type to firstname.lastname@example.org with a generic subject of: RSVP to [Insert City, State] BAS Workshop, by Feb 5.