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The Bond Buyer is the only independent information resource serving the municipal finance community. Its comprehensive paid-subscription package of news, analysis and data is unique in the industry, serving a complete spectrum of senior industry professionals, through its website, e-newsletters and alerts, and daily print edition. The Bond Buyer's annual conferences are attended by more than 3,000 market participants annually, and offer in-depth education about cutting-edge public-finance topics, ranging from local government finance and budgeting to capital-raising to large-scale funding of the nation's transportation, health care, higher education and public utilities infrastructure.

Established in 1891, The Bond Buyer reaches more than 40,000 municipal finance professionals — issuers, government officials, investors, and all players on the "deal team" — across all media.


Carl Weisbrod, Director of the New York City Department of City Planning, joins Bond Buyer Senior Markets Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the surge in NYC’s population and corresponding employment growth and why economic growth is dependent upon affordable housing for workers.

Municipalities buy insurance to obtain a higher credit rating for a bond issue and a commensurately lower borrowing cost. The savings arise from a lower coupon or, if the coupon is fixed, a higher price. But how can municipalities make sure that bond insurance makes economic sense for them? The answer is to pay close attention to the costs and benefits.

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