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Chapter 9 and Alternatives - Part Three: Competing Interests in Chapter 9 and Bondholders’ Rights

Chapter 9 is generally viewed as the remedy of last resort for troubled municipalities. It is a vehicle not for elimination of debt, but for debt adjustment. Accordingly, cities who recently have filed for Chapter 9 have been faced with heated battles between creditors, including bondholders, public employees and other representatives of public debt Continue

Are Public Libraries Still Relevant in American Communities?

As patrons’ habits have changed, public libraries have evolved, retaining their role as an important community resource, offering an increasing variety of materials, services and programs to residents. Despite significant changes driven primarily by technology, libraries remain relevant fixtures in American infrastructure. Continue

Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities - Part Three: Long-Term Liabilities beyond Pensions

In the third part of our series on city credit quality, we examine other liabilities besides pensions that pose a threat to the fiscal health of U.S. cities. Bonded indebtedness, other post-employment benefits (OPEB), derivatives and deferred infrastructure replacement can also result in a budget squeeze. Continue

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
Government Finance Officers Association 109th Annual Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 31–June 3, 2015
National Council of State Housing Agencies: Housing Credit Connect Los Angeles, California June 1–June 4, 2015
International Economic Development Council: 2015 Economic Future Forum Madison, Wisconsin June 7–June 9, 2015
Center for State and Local Government Excellence: Retirement Security Summit: The Evolving Social Contract Washington, DC June 9–June 9, 2015
2015 Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June 18–June 19, 2015
U.S. Conference of Mayors: 83rd Annual Meeting San Francisco, California June 19–June 22, 2015
National Association of State Budget Officers: Annual Meeting Stowe, Vermont August 9–August 12, 2015

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