MuniNet Guide articles and features

Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities - Part Five: The Bottom Line

Due to its lack of accounting for infrastructure assets and all long-term debt and liabilities, including pensions, general fund analysis has limited utility when analyzing municipal financial health. By incorporating the government-wide, net position concept introduced by the GASB’s Accounting Statement Rule 34 into their research, stakeholders can help investors, taxpayers, and government leaders better identify negative trends before they become financial crises. Continue

Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities - Part Four: FY 2014 Financial Condition

The most basic sign that a government is living within its means is that it balances its books at the end of the year. Traditionally, most city officials, experts and observers of state and local government focus primarily on the general fund, usually a government’s largest discretionary fund for day-to-day operations, to make this assessment. Continue

Economic Indicators: Erratic and Uneven Growth among U.S. States

The U.S. economy continues to exhibit mixed trends, although the overall bias is towards positive growth. The recovery is uneven, with pockets of strength and weakness existing in different geographic regions and various states. Not surprisingly, states that generally perform well have diversified economies which include industries such as government, healthcare, military and technology. Continue

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
American Public Works Association: 2015 International Public Works Congress & Expo Phoenix, Arizona August 30–September 2, 2015
National Association of Bond Lawyers: 40th Annual Bond Attorney’s Workshop Chicago, Illinois September 9–September 11, 2015
ICIC: 2015 Inner City Economic Summit Detroit, Michigan September 15–September 16, 2015
2015 NLC University Leadership Summit: Leading through Tough Times Orlando, Florida September 16–September 19, 2015
University of Illinois at Chicago Urban Forum: Remaking the Urban Social Contract Chicago, Illinois September 17–September 17, 2015
The Bond Buyer’s Mid-Atlantic Municipal Market Conference Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 21–September 21, 2015

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