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Kyle Glazier

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Dealers Want SEC to Delay Consideration of SMMP Changes
September 29, 2014 Dealer groups are making a final push for changes to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's proposed best execution rule,...

Dealers: Transparency Proposals Very Costly
September 26, 2014 The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board could accomplish many of its transparency goals more cheaply by providing more...

GFOA Issues MA, Pension Guidance
September 25, 2014 The Government Finance Officers Association has adopted best practices to help issuers hire brokers to invest their bond...

SCOTUS May Weigh In On Right To Arbitration
September 24, 2014 Issuers battling dealer firms over the right to seek arbitration to settle disputes over auction rate securities are planning...

Barclays Pays $15 million To Settle SEC Charges
September 23, 2014 The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Barclays Capital Inc. with failing to maintain an adequate internal...

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...


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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