April 15, 2013

Issue #39

Editor's Note

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Bills in Committee: April 15–19

The League will be closely monitoring many key bills this week, including AB 1080, which addresses community revitalization, AB 440, which relates to brownfields, and SB 56, which addresses lost vehicle license fees for newly incorporated cities and cities with recently annexed inhabited areas.

Key words: Legislation, Meetings and Events, Legislative Hearings

MSRB Publishes EMMA Guide for State and Local Governments

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today published an introductory guide to EMMA (http://msrb.org/msrb1/EMMA/pdfs/EMMA-Guide-for-Issuers.pdf) for state and local government issuers of municipal bonds. The online guide serves as an introduction to using the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website (http://emma.msrb.org/), and walks state and local governments through using the site to better evaluate their municipal financing options, communicate with investors and comply with disclosure rules.

Key words: Municipal Finance, Revenue and Taxation
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