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Kyle Glazier

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Future MCDC Settlements May Be More Detailed
September 19, 2014 Future Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative settlements may offer more detail on the Securities and...

SEC Could Halt Muni Bond Sales
September 18, 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission will probably use emergency court action to stop state and local governments from...

Treasury's Hiteshew Warns of Heightened Scrutiny for Munis
September 17, 2014 Bankruptcies in Jefferson County and Detroit as well as regulatory and enforcement actions have garnered increased scrutiny of...

Incoming NABL President Details Group's Priorities
September 16, 2014 The National Association of Bond Lawyers has many ongoing projects, including completing an analysis of the long-term...

Schumer Letter Asks Regulators to Detail Plans to Include Munis as HQLAs
September 16, 2014 A federal banking rule that doesn't classify municipal bonds as high-quality liquid assets needs to be reworked to ensure it...

Appeal Denial's MCDC Implications
September 16, 2014 A federal appeals court recently agreed with a lower court that former Miami budget director Michael Boudreaux does not have...

FINRA Fines Two Firms $31,000
September 15, 2014 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority fined two firms a total of $31,000 dollars for violations of municipal securities...

Former SEC Lawyer Sanchez Launches Muni Practice
September 11, 2014 Dave Sanchez, a lawyer who previously worked in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Municipal Securities, has...

U.S. Government Ran a $128.7 Billion Deficit in August
September 11, 2014 The federal government ran a $128.7 billion budget deficit in August, the Treasury reported Thursday.

Treasury Official Speaks at Industry Muni Conference Closed to Press
September 11, 2014 A Treasury Department official, a former Federal Reserve Board chair, congressional staffers and state treasurers spoke at an...


Issuance of municipal MSA tobacco bonds by states was the subject of a highly critical article published by ProPublica. The article attempts to make a case that states erred in deciding to issue tobacco bonds. The article was widely circulated across social media. As we frequently observe, the national media focus on the muni market is appreciated, but the facts got muddied in the pursuit of a good story.

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