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Muniland Minute: May 13, 2016

Welcome to the Neighborhood, Puerto Rico’s Warning Signs, Muni Market Resilience, SFPUC Green Bonds

Get up to speed with the public finance market in a minute with our curated collection of news articles.

New to the Neighborhood? Take a Joyride!

Using a new product in a professional context is rarely an easy switch. It may feel about as uncomfortable as switching banks or using a new health care provider. That’s why we’ve launched a system called ‘joyrides’, where you get a walkthrough of the page you’re on and its key features.
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Dylan O’Carroll Joins Neighborly

Hey I’m Dylan, a new software engineer here at Neighborly. In addition to being a coder, I’m also a finance nerd and hobbyist investor. I love keeping up on economic news and market trends because I believe it’s a great way to watch history play out in real time.
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Muniland Minute: April 28, 2016

Orange County to Offer Munis, Big Banks Boost Long-Term Funding, MSRB Expands Data Access

Get up to speed with the public finance market in a minute with our curated collection of news articles.

Orange County, California Hopes to Offer Municipal Bonds

It was once the largest county to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history. Now, Orange County, California hopes to issue its first long-term bond sale in nearly a decade.
neighborlyblogMuniland Minute: April 28, 2016

Life Cycle of a Bond

How does an idea become a bond? It’s a journey in five phases The first is the planning phase. 1 Planning Every few years, issuers like cities and school districts create Capital Improvement Plans These Plans describe critical projects like building new schools, parks or infrastructure and estimate the funds that will be needed to support those projects. Public improvement bonds often need public approval This occurs in  phase two – the campaign phase. 2 Campaign Public officials and political campaigners collect signatures in support of a bond issuance, backed by voter taxes. If a petition reaches a certain percentage of signatures from qualified citizens, the proposition is added to the ballot. Some issuers, like school districts can submit a petition directly to the ballot without collecting signatures. Now the real campaign starts.
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