Category: Op-Eds

Mayors in Support of Advance Refundings

Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, S.C., advocating for the full reinstatement of advance refundings.

MBFA Chair Submits Commentary in the Bond Buyer

Why mayors are `completely baffled’ by loss of advance refunding The beginning of Infrastructure Week 2018 presents us with the perfect opportunity to highlight a major blow to community control and to local government infrastructure investment: the repeal of advance refunding of municipal bonds in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. I deeply appreciate that…
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MBFA Chair Contributes Op-Ed in The Hill

Today, Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, S.C., and Chair of the Municipal Bonds for America (MBFA) Coalition, contributed an op-ed in The Hill, which can be read here. The article focuses on how those faced with the devastation left behind by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can look to the traditional bond market to rebuild stronger, smarter…
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Guest opinion: Don’t let Coloradans fall off the fiscal cliff

In an opinion piece printed in the Aspen Times, the potential threat to muni bonds is discussed in relation to the Fiscal Cliff.