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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

Muni Revenue Bonds: Lessons from Detroit and Puerto Rico

Lately, muni investors have been rushing into revenue debt, which, in the aftermath of Detroit's assault on the GO pledge, is now viewed as more "secured" debt ... But not so fast. Even in the Detroit case, holders of the City's $5.3 Billion Water and Sewer bonds have found out, much to their dismay, that special revenue debt is not completely "bankruptcy-secure." Continue

State Universities Increase Reliance - and Price Tag - on Tuition

In the past, public institutions provided substantial financial relief to in-state students by offering a relative bargain on tuition compared to private schools thanks to taxpayer subsidies. The in-state advantage is still there, but not by as much as it used to be, and can only be maintained as long as tax dollars are plentiful enough to provide the subsidy. Continue

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MuniNet Conference & Webinar Guide

Conference Name Location Date
PREPA in the Crossfire WEBINAR July 30–July 30, 2014
Brandeis International Business School and The Bond Buyer: 2014 Municipal Finance Conference Boston, Massachusetts July 31–August 1, 2014
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

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