Listen to the Teleconference Series Online

All members can now listen to the two-part teleconference series on Alternatives to Advance Refundings in the teleconference archives. Both “Alternatives to Advance Refundings – An Overview and the Securities Episode (Part I)” and “Alternatives to Advance Refundings – The Tax Episode (Part II)” were moderated by Dee Wisor, Butler Snow LLP and reviewed alternatives to advance refundings now that Congress has banned tax-exempt advance refundings. In the Part I, panelists reviewed various alternatives focusing on state law, securities law and market acceptance issues. In Part II, panelists discussed federal tax issues presented by various advance refunding alternatives. Listen to both teleconferences here

PAB's & Advance Refunding Advocacy - Let's Do Our Part!

Private Activity Bond Advocacy:

As Congress contemplates the possibility of Phase II of tax reform, as well as future infrastructure proposals, we believe it is in our best interests to continue educating staff and members of Congress about the value of important financing tools, like private activity bonds (PABs). Read more

Advance Refunding Advocacy:
NABL has previously reported  that Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) have introduced a bill, H.R. 5003, to reinstate advance refunding bonds. In order to draw more attention to the bill, co-sponsors are needed. To that end, we are working with the Public Finance Network (PFN), seeking as many House Members of Congress to co-sponsor the bill.  PFN members, including NABL, have already sent a letter to each member of the House of Representatives encouraging cosponsors. We need to bolster that effort.
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NABL Releases 2017 Annual Report

NABL's 2017 Annual Report is now available for members to review. This inaugural report illustrates how NABL promotes the importance and understanding of public finance through advocacy, leadership, education, and research. Some of the report highlights include: an executive summary and a rundown of the 2017 committee projects from the 2016-17 President, Clifford M. Gerber, a synopsis of the conferences and educational events, and a look at NABL’s future from 2017-2018 President, Alexandra M. MacLennan. NABL is grateful for all of our members, volunteers, and sponsors who support the association’s vision and the continued growth of the public finance industry. 

Click here to view the 2017 Annual Report.

Encourage Your Interns to Join NABL for Free

Think back to summers during law school, when you interned at a firm and were first introduced to public finance. Fast forward to the present day - you are now in charge managing summer interns! Just as you were before, these interns are the future of the public finance industry; set them up for success by encouraging them to become free student members at NABL. A student membership not only provides access to NABL’s online research library, teleconferences, e-newsletters and alerts, but also offers the tremendous benefit of accessing the online job bank and membership directory, where they can start connecting with top professionals like yourself. Student members also receive early notification about NABL's Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program.

Send your interns the student member application form. For more information, contact Blake Grimm, Membership and Database Manager, or call 202-503-3300.