By Tom Kozlik

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 18 , 2021

Texas Freeze

Highly uncommon temperatures created a significant supply and demand imbalance that caused millions of individuals and businesses in the Texas,...

February 10 , 2021

Some Preliminary Details Released of Proposed $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

Lawmakers in Washington are in the process of developing and approving legislative language in response to the budget reconciliation resolution...

February 08 , 2021

Deep Cuts Remain; State and Local Govt. Jobs Down Over 1.3 Million

State and local government employment is still down by 1.3 million jobs compared to the pre-pandemic level. The last time state and local employment...

February 05 , 2021

State Outlook Remains Negative; Direct Fiscal Relief Still Needed

State governments need direct relief. There have been zero dollars of direct, unencumbered aid for state and city governments allocated since the...

February 01 , 2021

U.S. COVID-19 “Spikes Like We Have Not Yet Seen” Could Be Coming; Sixth Phase Relief Status

The U.S. experienced 95,000+ COVID-19 related deaths in January 2021, its worst month since the pandemic began almost a year ago.
Some vaccine...

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