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The 2020 LGC Calendar

The 2020 LGC Calendar

We now have the official 2020 calendar for meetings of the Local Government Commission. We thought a table might be handy. In addition to the meeting dates, this table shows the dates 28 days prior to the meeting, because, generally, the Commission staff wants a...

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Issuers Still Don’t Save Money with Green Bonds

Issuers Still Don’t Save Money with Green Bonds

We’ve written before about the phenomenon of “Green Bonds,” the idea of borrowing money for environmentally beneficial projects and attaching the “green” label. The idea is that environmentally conscious investors would be willing to pay a little extra for bonds,...

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More on Trends in Installment Financing

More on Trends in Installment Financing

At the close of last year, Liz Farmer of Governing Magazine wrote about trends in the municipal market. Her article, “Three Ways Tax Reform Has Affected the Muni Market” focuses on how new tax legislation implemented in 2018 has affected the overall muni market, while...

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The Retail Mall Reimagined

The Retail Mall Reimagined

My first job in high school was as a lowly “dump girl” at Nordstrom. Hired to work Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale at the famous South Coast Plaza mall, girls who “ran dump” were tasked with rapidly restocking the sales floor with copious amounts of tried-on clothing so...

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