Advancing Municipal Bonds and Infrastructure: BDA Co-Hosts Infrastructure Roundtable on Capitol Hill with Public Finance Network

Yesterday (March 3, 2020), the BDA along with the Government Finance Officers Association, National Association of Counties, American Public Power Association and BDA member firm Hilltop Securities hosted a roundtable on Capitol Hill titled, Muni Bonds 101: Modernizing Infrastructure into the 21st Century.

The event was kicked off by an introduction from Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), the Co-Chair of the House Municipal Finance Caucus, and attracted a standing room only crowd of Hill staff and industry participants and focused on top BDA infrastructure priorities:

  • Continued support and protection of the tax-exemption;
  • The reinstatement of tax-exempt advance refundings;
  • Raising the limit on BQ debt;
  • The expansion of PABs; and
  • Working to ensure that BABs, if reinstated, would be uncoupled from sequestration.

The panel was moderated by Anne Burger Entrekin, Hilltop Securities Regional Managing Director and featured:

  • Kendel Taylor, Finance Director, City of Alexandria, VA (GFOA)
  • Commissioner Kevin Boyce, Franklin County (OH) (NACo)
  • Jolene Thompson, Executive Vice President of Member Services and External Affairs, American Municipal Power (APPA)
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