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Should Congress Pass HR 870 Allowing Puerto Rico to Authorize Its Municipalities Including Public Corporations to File Chapter 9?

Puerto Rico, its municipalities and public corporations are facing a significant financial challenge. The question is whether they are better served with one-off legislation such as The Recovery Act and the accompanying litigation, uncertainty and controversy or the passage of HR 870. Continue

Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities-Part Two: The Achilles Heel to the Fiscal Condition of Cities - Public Pensions

In the second part of our series on city credit quality, the spotlight shifts to the Achilles heel for many cities: public pensions. While most cities have recovered from the recession, a number remain fiscally stressed and exposed to a host of significant liabilities, especially related to retirement benefits. Continue

Educational Attainment Links to Economic Gain

Latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increasing level of educational attainment among the nation's population age 25 and older. As the U.S. population becomes more educated, it appears that education continues to pay dividends. Continue

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
American Society for Public Administration: 2015 Annual Conference Chicago, Illinois March 6–March 10, 2015
National League of Cities: Congressional City Conference Washington, DC March 7–March 11, 2015
2015 Design-Build in Transportation San Antonio, Texas March 9–March 11, 2015
Smith’s Research & Gradings: 23rd Annual Affordable Housing Finance Conference Fort Lauderdale, Florida March 19–March 20, 2015
American Public Works Association: 2015 North American Snow Conference Grand Rapids, Michigan April 12–April 15, 2015
U.S. High Speed Rail Association: High Speed Rail Conference 2015 Washington, DC April 21–April 23, 2015
National Association of Bond Lawyers: 2015 Fundamentals of Municipal Bond Law Seminar Orlando, Florida April 22–April 24, 2015

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