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FREE: Creative Ways to Finance Public Works Projects

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government management worldwide. The group partnered with the Government Finance Officers Association to provide a comprehensive overview of financing options that complement the municipal bond. More

Federal Policy Impedes Road, Bridge Construction
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Federal Policy Impedes Road, Bridge Construction

The U.S. highway program allows tolls only on new roads, not ones already built.... More

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March 2017: Intro to Bond Financing Online Course

For more than a century, cities, counties, states, and special districts have issued bonds to pay for new and/or improved roads and bridges and drinking water and sewer systems. Learn what needs to be done to build or expand infrastructure networks that drive economic growth. More

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An Alternative View: No New Infrastructure
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An Alternative View: No New Infrastructure

Rather than spend $1 trillion on new infrastructure, this writer advocates the... More

Researchers: We Can Lower Regulatory Compliance Costs
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Researchers: We Can Lower Regulatory Compliance Costs

No government agency likes to raise rates, but rural wastewater utilities are... More

Fixing the Trump Infrastructure Plan
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Fixing the Trump Infrastructure Plan

Trump's plan to fix infrastructure has drawn its share of critics, here's one... More

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Guest Blog: Give Us Some New Iconic Infrastructure, President Trump
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Guest Blog: Give Us Some New Iconic Infrastructure, President Trump

Based on state and local government proposals, President Roosevelt's... More

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Up, Up, and Away! Municipal Bonds Boom to Record Highs

California ($57 billion), Texas ($48 billion), New York ($39 billion), Pennsylvania ($18 billion) and Florida ($16 billion) have done the most so far this year to raise money for state and local projects. Whether or not muni bonds remain a "darling asset class" depends on Trump administration money policies. More

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Trump's Tax Plan: The Winners and the Losers

A lot of what the president-elect hopes to accomplish vis-a-vis the nation's infrastructure depends on whether or not cutting taxes boosts spending. This report explains his proposal and how well financial experts think it'll work. More

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In His Policy Advisers' Words: Trump's Infrastructure Financing Plan

We could make you read the 10-page comparison of Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump's funding proposals. Instead, we offer this much-easier-to-digest explanation by two of the president-elect's policy advisers: a private equity investor and a business professor. More

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