To kick off Infrastructure Week 2018, Mayor Benjamin submitted commentary to the Bond Buyer on why advance refundings are important to local government infrastructure investment and community control.
On Monday, May 7th, Mayor Benjamin was sworn in as the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors during a ceremony in his hometown of Columbia, S.C. The mayor will serve in this capacity with USCM until June 2019 and will continue to serve as the MBFA’s Executive Chairman. View the official press release.
Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, S.C. and MBFA Chair comments on how tax-exempt munis are used to invest in America's infrastructure.
MUNICIPAL BONDS FOR AMERICA is a non-partisan coalition of municipal bond issuers and State and local government officials along with other municipal market professionals working together to explain the benefits of the tax-exempt municipal bond market which provides the financing needed to build vital infrastructure throughout the United States.
This is not dessert, this is bread and butter…investment in our cities is non-negotiable.
Stephen Benjamin, MBFA Chairman