By Tom Kozlik
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Municipal Commentary

The municipal bond market enables more than 50,000 state and local governments, agencies, and authorities to fund a variety of public works projects. However, the breadth of the market and its tax advantages leave it subject to the mandates of regulatory agencies and legislators. Our municipal commentary helps you stay up to date on the latest market headlines and trends.
October 16 , 2021

Forbes: Biden’s Falling Approval Ratings Are Bad News For The Municipal Market

" 'This is terrible news for Democrats and the White House,' wrote Hilltop Securities analyst Tom Kozlik. 'Weakness in the White House is not a...

October 15 , 2021

White House Scrambles to Revive its Approval Rating & Legislative Agenda, Municipal Friendly Elements Hang in the Balance

This week, the number of new weekly jobless claims unexpectedly fell to 293,000, according to Labor Department data released Thursday morning....

October 06 , 2021

PODCAST: Congress Averted a Federal Government Shutdown. Can They Pass Infrastructure Legislation and Extend the Debt Ceiling, Too?

We speak with Brett Bolton, Vice President of Federal Legislative & Regulatory Policy with Bond Dealers of America about the latest from Congress...

October 01 , 2021

The Bond Buyer: Tax law changes, muni provisions to alter muni landscape

"Volume this September, while much lower than 2020, was still above-average on a historical basis, noted Tom Kozlik, head of municipal strategy and...

September 30 , 2021

Municipal Bond Friendly Elements Could Be Lost if Build Back Better Agenda is Pared Back

If the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Agenda is reduced, which is likely to happen at some point, the public finance friendly elements will likely...

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