WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office expects to publicly release analysis on Build America Bonds issuance in February as part of a report on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for state and local governments.

The report will review the extent to which BABs have been used by municipal bond issuers and how they factor into issuers’ overall financial portfolios, as well as how they decide to use them, Sandra Beattie, senior analyst in charge for the GAO, said during a conference here presented by The Bond Buyer and Bank of New York Mellon.

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