With Congress expected to debate infrastructure investment and tax reform this year, how do local governments play a role in the discussion? Currently, municipal bonds finance over 75 percent of local government infrastructure investments, yet their tax exempt status continues to be threatened. The promise of financing arrangements like public-private partnerships and private activity bonds offer a potential answer to fulfilling the investment gap, but how realistic are they for the majority of projects? What information is contained in GFOA’s best practices about these financing tools? This session will explore general perspectives about infrastructure financing in Washington, D.C., and concerns for the coming year.
Infrastructure Financing: Current Issues
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:30am to 10:10am
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