Municipal Bond Market News/Research

Re-Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities in 2017 – Part One: Examining Financial Health Against a Backdrop of High Ratings

Are Credit Ratings Reflecting True Risk? More than two years ago, MuniNet published a five-part series on Assessing the Credit Quality of America's Cities, intended to examine and create a framework to analyze the financial health of cities. With this first...

Does Municipal Bond Credit Quality Impact Annual Audit Times?

Increased attention on local government fiscal stress and Chapter 9 bankruptcy filings has heightened concerns over municipal bond credit quality in wider circles than ever before.  But while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires certain issuers of...

Most Municipal Audits Still Slow, Despite Push for Timely Transparency

In the corporate bond market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires that annual audit reports be submitted within 60 to 90 days of the close of the fiscal year.  While the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) has said that it would like to have...

Study Examines Municipal Audit Turnaround Time

How long does it take for municipal entities to produce annual audit reports?

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