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PREPA Gets a Reprieve While Detroit Strong-Arms Its Utility Bondholders

This may be as good as the muni market will get for the rest of the year. That's the first reality we all have to face. Holders of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) debt have also been getting a painful dose of reality ... the City's prior attempt to restructure the terms of the outstanding revenue debt has run into stiff (and justifiable) resistance from its utility bondholders. Continue

Do Sports Teams and Venues Have a Significant Impact on Local Economies?

The economic benefit of major league sports teams, international mega-events and sport venues has become a particularly contentious public finance issue over the past few decades, according to Robert Baade, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Business at Lake Forest College, who shares his insights in the following interview. Continue

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Repudiation of COPs Defies History

Detroit's repudiation of its COPs in bankruptcy is not supported by the history of government finance in the U.S. Repudiation of debt by states or local governments is not new, dating back as far as the early 1800's. The lessons learned from that repudiation should not be forgotten. Continue

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In this column, Triet Nguyen, managing partner of Axios Advisors, offers his views on the municipal bond market

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
National Association of State Treasurers: 2014 Annual Conference Mackinac Island, Michigan September 7–September 10, 2014
International City/County Management Association: 100th Annual Conference Charlotte, North Carolina September 14–September 17, 2014
UIC Urban Forum Chicago, Illinois September 18–September 18, 2014
Women in Public Finance: 2014 Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois October 2–October 2, 2014
Smith’s Research & Gradings: High Yield Municipal Bond Conference Greenwich, Connecticut October 2–October 3, 2014
Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century New Brunswick, New Jersey October 15–October 17, 2014
National Council of State Housing Agencies: 2014 Annual Conference Boston, Massachusetts October 18–October 21, 2014

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