Rep. Larson: Munis 'The Lifeline of Any Given Community'
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. John Larson considers municipal bonds to be “the lifeline of any given community.”
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Airline advocates told Senate Commerce Committee members at a hearing on Thursday that there is no need to almost double the federal passenger facility fee that airport executives contend is necessary to fund terminals and other facilities needed to meet projected growth in air traffic.  more »
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has released a study outline for its 100 question multiple-choice municipal advisor representative qualification exam, which will be the first mandatory competency exam for professionals giving bond-related advice to state and local governments.  more »
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StateTrust Investments, Inc. has been penalized $90,000 and censured by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a settlement over charges it broke Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board rules when it sold Puerto Rico bonds for an amount less than the issuer's specified minimum denomination.  more »
U.S. cities have significant long-term liabilities other than pensions that warrant attention, Merritt Research Services president and chief executive officer Richard Ciccarone argues in a report.  more »
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An authority can have additional time to spend proceeds of its qualified zone academy bonds after there were “unforeseen circumstances” such as contractor disputes, permitting delays and development plan changes, the Internal Revenue Service has ruled.  more »

This week, we discuss a new measure of pension funding, examine the impact of oil prices on labor markets in oil dependent States and discuss changing levels of food stamp participation.

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