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.
September 13 , 2021

Bloomberg: Build America Bonds, Advance Refundings Revived by House Panel

"Tom Kozlik, head of municipal strategy and credit at Hilltop Securities in Dallas, Texas, said he thought the tax-credit versus direct payment...

September 07 , 2021

PODCAST: Exploring Chicago Budget Challenges, Police Funding, and Federal Relief Spending

Tom Kozlik speaks with Amanda Kass, Associate Director, Government Finance Research Center, on Chicago budget challenges, police funding, and federal...

September 01 , 2021

Lawmakers Moved Closer on Infrastructure in August, Still No Clear Path

Lawmakers took important steps in August regarding the potential for once-in-a-generation infrastructure legislation that could strengthen what we...

August 31 , 2021

The Bond Buyer: First glance: Ida hit Louisiana hard, but not at Katrina level

"'Economic growth could fall slightly in the third quarter but this is likely to quickly rebound as federal aid is delivered to the state and local...

August 30 , 2021

Economic Impact from Hurricane Ida Expected to be Modest, Municipal Credit Impact Likely to be Minimal

Hurricane Ida made landfall as a category 4 storm near New Orleans, Louisiana, 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the gulf...

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