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.
April 16 , 2021

Lawmakers Introduced LIFT Act, U.S. Treasury Releases Pre-Guidance for State and Local Aid

Another example of support of municipal bond-friendly elements was introduced in Congress in the form of the Local Infrastructure Financing Tools...

April 14 , 2021

Status of Municipal Bond-Friendly Elements and the American Jobs Plan

A three-part Build Back Better legislative agenda is gradually being introduced (and enacted) by the White House.
President Biden introduced the...

March 30 , 2021

We Expect a Multi-Year, But Potentially Temporary, Upswing of U.S. Municipal Credit

We raised credit outlooks on seven of our 11 municipal sectors, mostly as a result of recent meaningful U.S. fiscal policy relief and the path of the...

March 24 , 2021

March Housing Finance Agency Prepayment Report, Delinquency Trends, and Outlook

March speeds in HFA MBS increased in proportion with generics, leaving the HFA/Generic ratios stable at levels from the past two months. In the...

March 23 , 2021

Infrastructure Could Strengthen Golden Age of U.S. Public Finance, Prelim Talks to Begin

Very preliminary planning discussions about an infrastructure and jobs package that could amount to as much as $3 trillion are expected to begin this...

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