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.
February 26 , 2021

Winter Storm Uri Costs Slowly Reported by Texas Local Governments

“Texans are angry,” said State Representative Ana Hernandez, who is the Vice-Chair of the Texas State Affairs Committee to begin yesterday’s hearings...

February 24 , 2021

Pension Funding Not Improving From Stabilizing Fiscal Conditions, NJ Proposing Full Payment to Avoid Asset Depletion

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy proposed his state should spend big for its fiscal year 2022 budget. In the governor’s recent budget proposal...

February 24 , 2021

Texas’ ERCOT-Area Public Power Utilities on ‘Rating Watch Negative,’ Per Today’s Fitch Rating Action

Fitch Ratings placed all public power and electric utilities and electric cooperatives within the ERCOT’s footprint on Rating Watch Negative today....

February 22 , 2021

The Financial Impact from The Big Freeze is Just Heating Up

The true fiscal outcome on local governments, electric, and water utility credit quality in the region is likely to be impactful on select entities,...

February 22 , 2021

Higher than Typical Gas Costs for Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority released disclosure announcing they may borrow an amount not to exceed $60 million to finance unexpected costs...

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