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Reducing Risk to Payment of State and Local Government Debt Obligations, Statutory Liens from Rhode Island to California SB222

Government finance officers readily will admit that they consider assuring access to the capital markets at a low cost as part of their duties to their respective governmental bodies. The interest rates or the cost of borrowing is viewed generally as a reflection of the perceived risk in repayment of the debt. Recent history has shown that, when perception of risk of repayment is high, so is the annual interest rate or annual yield. Continue

U.S. Demographic Shifts: Millennials Now Comprise One Quarter of Population

Move over, baby boomers, millennials are taking over the country - and not just when it comes to smart phones and social media. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials number 83.1 million, exceeding the size of the 75.4 million baby boomer population. The Census Bureau also reports that the U.S. population is becoming increasingly diverse. Continue

Is Obamacare Fraying Our Healthcare Safety Net?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") is providing a unique set of challenges for the nation’s healthcare safety net providers, which provide essential healthcare services to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. Is the ACA fraying our healthcare safety net? The answer is: yes and no ... How hospitals in general and safety net providers specifically are faring under the ACA depends on a multiplicity of factors Continue

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
Brandeis International Business School and The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: 2015 Municipal Finance Conference Boston, Massachusetts August 7–August 7, 2015
National Association of State Budget Officers: Annual Meeting Stowe, Vermont August 9–August 12, 2015
Council of Development Finance Agencies: 2015 Summer School St. Louis, Missouri August 10–August 14, 2015
National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers: 2015 Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois August 22–August 26, 2015
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

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