A Network of the National Association of State Treasurers

...the go-to authority on the professional management of state-level debt

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As the go-to authority on the professional management of state-level debt, the State Debt Management Network (SDMN) leads, educates, and advocates efficient and responsible state debt management—essential to meeting states’ financing needs.
  • Improving the issuance and management of state debt

SDMN enhances and leverages its members’ comprehensive, collective know-how to advise governmental leaders and policy makers to improve the issuance and management of state debt.

  • Investing in Our Communities Act Toolkit

In a bipartisan fashion, the co-chairs of the Municipal Finance Caucus introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to restore the tax-exemption for the advance refundings of municipal bonds.

Recent legislation eliminated the opportunity for these tax-exempt advance refundings to occur, which makes it more difficult for state and local governments to refinance their debt when interest rates are favorable, thus saving taxpayers money.  NAST supports this bill and encourages action to promote its passage.

To assist, NAST is providing an Advocacy and Outreach Toolkit to reach out to Congress and the media.

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Why Should You Join SDMN?

SDMN brings together public officials from all branches of state government to share information, ideas, and best practices on the issuance, management, and oversight of public debt. By joining the State Debt Management Network (SDMN), you’ll be connected with the preeminent professional organization for the issuers and managers of state debt.

  • Gain access to proprietary policy news from NAST’s Washington-based advocacy firm Williams & Jensen
  • Receive tools to advocate on key policy issues (e.g. restoration of advanced refundings and protection of tax exempt municipal bonds)
  • Gain exclusive access to premium content and treasury profiles, such as maps of state RFP's, careers in the treasury, and other important materials
  • And much more

Together, members work to improve the issuance and management of state debt, and to enhance best practices through thorough collaboration, education, and the exchanging of ideas and innovations.