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Status of Municipal Bond-Friendly Elements
and the American Jobs Plan
4/14/2021
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We Expect a Multi-Year, But Potentially Temporary,
Upswing of U.S. Municipal Credit
3/30/2021
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March Housing Finance Agency Prepayment Report,
Delinquency Trends, and Outlook
3/24/2021
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Infrastructure Could Strengthen Golden Age of
U.S. Public Finance, Prelim Talks to Begin
3/23/2021
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American Rescue Plan Provides Economic Boost,
U.S. Public Finance Could Be on Brink of a Golden Age
3/19/2021
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America’s Infrastructure GPA: C-, up from D+
3/3/2021
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Continuing to Assess Cost and Liquidity Pressures
for Texas Power Utilities
3/2/2021
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Brazos Electric Files Ch. 11, Six Texas Utilities on
S&P’s Credit Watch with Negative Implications
3/1/2021
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Winter Storm Uri Costs Slowly Reported by Texas
Local Governments
2/26/2021
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February Housing Finance Agency Prepayment Report,
Delinquency Trends, and Outlook
2/26/2021
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Texas' ERCOT-Area Public Power Utilities on
'Rating Watch Negative'
2/24/2021
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Pension Funding Not Improving, NJ Proposing
Full Payment to Avoid Asset Depletion
2/24/2021
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Higher than Typical Gas Costs for Oklahoma
Municipal Power Authority
2/22/2021
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The Financial Impact from The Big Freeze is Just
Heating Up
2/22/2021
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Texas Freeze
2/18/2021
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Some Preliminary Details Released of Proposed $1.9
Trillion American Rescue Plan
2/10/2021
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Deep Cuts Remain; State and Local Govt. Jobs Down
Over 1.3 Million
2/8/2021
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State Outlook Remains Negative; Direct Fiscal Relief
Still Needed
2/5/2021
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U.S. COVID-19 "Spikes Like We Have Not Yet Seen"
Could Be Coming; Sixth Phase Relief Status
2/1/2021
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VIDEO: Unsurprisingly, Fed Says Path of Economy
Depends On Virus & Vaccine Distribution
1/28/2021
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Monthly Housing Finance Agency Prepayment Report,
Delinquency Trends, and Outlook
1/27/2021
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VIDEO: The First 30 Days, Biden: “Things are going to
continue to get worse before they get better."
1/22/2021
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Yellen Hearing: Supports Defeat of Pandemic, Loss of
Govt. Jobs “Economic Malpractice”
1/19/2021
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Biden’s $1.9 Trillion First Stage Rescue Package,
What it Could Mean for Municipals
1/15/2021
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President-elect Biden’s First Stage Rescue Package,
Prelim Overview
1/14/2021
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VIDEO: Market Update - COVID-19 is Still Spreading
Uncontrollably to Begin 2021
1/14/2021
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Housing Fundamentals Remain Solid and Our Housing
(HFA) Sector Outlook Remains “Stable” to Begin 2021
1/14/2021
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State & Local Govt. Job Losses in Three of Last Four
Months Illustrate Continued Budget Pressures
1/11/2021
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Democrats’ Legislative Agenda Could Begin With $2K
Payments, Relief, & Infrastructure Totaling $3 Trillion
1/8/2021
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COVID-19 Spread Remains Out of Control to
Begin 2021
1/6/2021
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Georgia Run-Offs Begin New Year, Important to Watch
for Credit Quality
1/4/2021
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