An Overflow Crowd Attends the Muni Bonds 101 Seminar

On July 2, 2014, the MBFA Coalition held a “Municipal Bonds 101” seminar on Capitol Hill for congressional staff and interested parties focusing on the importance of preserving the present-law treatment of tax-exempt municipal bonds. 

The seminar featured a distinguished panel of municipal finance experts from varying backgrounds who explained the benefits of the traditional municipal bond market to staff from key congressional personal and committee offices.  Panelists included:

  • Ron Bernardi, Principal, President and CEO, Bernardi Securities
  • Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International – North America 

The education seminar featured panel presentations, an interactive discussion and fostered a great learning environment for key hill staffers. This “Muni Bonds 101” seminar is the second we’ve hosted in two years and has proven to be a key component in an ongoing effort by the MBFA Coalition to educate policy makers and staff on the benefits of the municipal market and the negative implications of scaling back or eliminating the tax exemption on municipal debt. 

  • Click here for the Bond Buyer article that covered the Muni Bonds 101 Seminar 

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