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Key Agencies Issue Statement Urging Transition from LIBOR

This morning, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released a statement encouraging banks to cease...

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Treasury OIG Publishes Updated FAQs on CRF

The U.S. Treasury Office of Inspector General (OIG) released updated FAQs relating to the administration and management of Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) proceeds. The document sent to prime recipients was updated...

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Mnuchin Signals End of Municipal Liquidity Facility

Today, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Powell requesting that unused Exchange Stabilization Fund (ESF) money from the CARES Act be returned to the U.S. Treasury...

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Issuers Wanted to Apply for MSRB Board of Directors

The self-regulatory organization responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the municipal securities market is seeking applicants for four open positions on its Board of Directors for the 2022 fiscal year. The...

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IRS Grants Extension of Telephonic TEFRA Hearings

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2020-49 which extends temporary guidance surrounding public approval requirements related to the issuance of qualified private activity bonds (PABs). Earlier this year, the IRS...

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NAST/SDMN Joins Industry Group Disclosure Recommendations

The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) has served on the Disclosure Industry Group (or “DIG”) since its formation in July 2019. The Government Finance Officers Association first convened the...

Disclosure Updates

Latest updates on policy from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), and other updates relating to municipal disclosure.

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Issuers Wanted to Apply for MSRB Board of Directors

The self-regulatory organization responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the municipal securities market is seeking applicants for four open positions on its Board of Directors for the 2022 fiscal year. The...

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NAST/SDMN Joins Industry Group Disclosure Recommendations

The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) has served on the Disclosure Industry Group (or “DIG”) since its formation in July 2019. The Government Finance Officers Association first convened the...

Tax Updates

Latest updates on policy from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Department, and other updates relating to the tax treatment of municipal securities.

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IRS Grants Extension of Telephonic TEFRA Hearings

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Revenue Procedure 2020-49 which extends temporary guidance surrounding public approval requirements related to the issuance of qualified private activity bonds (PABs). Earlier this year, the IRS...