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Weekly Update    11 December 2006



  • Great Lakes Tonnage Tax
  • Energy Modeling Roundtable
  • The Institute Has Moved

Great Lakes Tonnage Tax

The House and Senate passed legislation supported by the Great Lakes Task Force that amends current tax law in order to allow Great Lakes domestic shipping to qualify for an alternative tonnage tax rather than pay the corporate income tax from operations in foreign trade. The alternative tonnage tax was first enacted in 2004 to increase the competitiveness of the U.S. maritime industry, but the law limited shippers to just 30 days in domestic trade.  In the Great Lakes, U.S.-flag ships move regularly between the U.S. and Canada, exceeding 30 days in domestic trade. The newly-passed measure specifically exempts ships operating in the Great Lakes from the limitation of 30 days of domestic trade.  Contact: Joy Mulinex with the Great Lakes Task Force (202/224-1211).


Energy Modeling Roundtable


Congressional staff on Monday, December 4, will meet with Energy Information Administration officials to discuss how energy models can be made more useful for policymakers.  More specifically, modelers and policymakers will review the desired features of an updated energy model.  The roundtable is sponsored by the Northeast-Midwest Institute and the National Association of State Energy Officials.  Contact: Dick Munson at the Northeast-Midwest Institute (202/544-5200).



New Offices for the Institute


The Northeast-Midwest Institute has moved across Capitol Hill.  Its web site, email addresses, and phone and fax numbers remain the same (202/544-5200 and 202/544-0043 [fax]).  Click here for a map.  The full new address is:

            Northeast-Midwest Institute

            50 F Street, N.W., Suite 950

            Washington, D.C.   20001 



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Northeast-Midwest Institute

 50 F Street, NW, #950

Washington DC 2000

Ph. 202 544 5200 



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