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The Bond Buyer accepts bylined commentary pieces of 1000 words or less for publication in the Monday edition of The Bond Buyer and The Bond Buyer online. The deadline for submissions is Noon on the Thursday prior to publication. We reserve the right to edit submissions.

Letters to the editor of 500 words or less can also be submitted for publication.

To submit a Commentary or Letter to the Editor, email the document to Editor in Chief Gavin Murphy at gavin.murphy@sourcemedia.com


States that rely heavily on exports to foreign countries are worth a closer look as the Trump administration considers its next steps on its promise to change trade policy. more »
The warning signs can reveal themselves in historic audited financials, when combined with more timely economic data. more »
The Trump administration's seeming enthusiasm for investment in public infrastructure has breathed new life into discussions of the topic, Bracewell practitioners Charles Almond and George Felcyn write in a commentary. more »
Following the Bridgegate scandal, there's been another political collision in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's world. more »
While the Securities and Exchange Commission's Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative may be done, it seems the enforcement division is not. more »
We take a deeper look at material information that is reasonably accessible that should be disclosed at or before the time of trade. more »
Calculations of the impact on municipal yields of tax rate cuts are a simplification of how prices are set in bond markets and should not be relied upon. more »
The IRS's Final Regulations represent a departure from current rules that will affect long-held practices for issuers, underwriters and financial advisors. more »
The president-elect would finance his trillion dollar plan through tax credits, bypassing state and local governments, and may move to tax the interest on their municipal bonds. more »
Among the more influential swing states, Trump claimed Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Florida – all states with low Geo Scores, which rate economic health on a scale of 1 to 10. more »
Here are some of the key "known unknowns" — factors that are likely to affect valuations and creditworthiness and functioning in the state and local finance sector — as the Trump Administration and Congress sort them out. more »
While this election seems less about the economy and policy and more about insults, who knows, maybe the direction of the economy over the past year in swing states can offer some insight. more »
The worst is yet to come in the SEC's enforcement of municipal disclosure efforts, and it will be very costly for the issuers who missed the boat. more »

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The warning signs can reveal themselves in historic audited financials, when combined with more timely economic data.

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