Media

Selected recent media quotes and appearances:

June 21, 2024 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about the difficult market conditions for municipal bond underwriters

June 20, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the implications for municipal borrowers of Louisiana's anti-ESG measure 

May 27, 2024 - quoted in a Financial Times story about US state/local government investments in Israel sovereign bonds

May 23, 2024 - quoted in a Bloomberg Markets story about ongoing challenges with the Build America Bonds program

May 9, 2024 - quoted in a Kansas City Star story about public financing for the Kansas City Chiefs' proposed stadium

May 2, 2024 - appeared on NBC 4 Chicago to discuss public financing for the Chicago Bears' proposed stadium

May 1, 2024 - quoted in a Jewish Telegraphic Agency story about US state/local government investments in Israel sovereign bonds

May 1, 2024 - appeared on CBS 2 Chicago to discuss public financing for the Chicago Bears' proposed stadium

May 1, 2024 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about record municipal borrowing in the first quarter of 2024

April 24, 2024 - quoted in a CBS 2 Chicago story about public financing for the Chicago Bears' proposed stadium

April 19, 2024 - quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about construction delays and cost overruns at the O'Hare airport rebuild

April 14, 2024 - quoted in a Business Insider story about city budget pressures

April 11, 2024 - appeared on CBS 2 Chicago to discuss the Harris School's pension policy challenge

April 10, 2024 - quoted in a CBS Chicago story about the Harris School's pension policy challenge

April 8, 2024 - quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about migrant arrivals in the Chicago suburbs

April 4, 2024 - quoted in a Pensions & Investments story about the Harris School's pension policy challenge

April 3, 2024 - quoted in a Spotlight Delaware story about an audit disclaimer in Delaware state government

April 3, 2024 - quoted in a Marketplace story about the cost of the Key Bridge rebuild in Baltimore

March 27, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the Harris School's pension policy challenge

March 19, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about municipal issuer attitudes toward "direct pay" financial tools

March 19, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about anti-ESG measures and municipal bond underwriting in Texas

March 11, 2024 - quoted in a CBS 2 Chicago story about the Bears proposed stadium financing 

March 6, 2024 - quoted in a Route Fifty story about recent trends in state/local debt management

February 29, 2024 - appeared on WBEZ's Reset with Sasha-Ann Simmons to discuss public financing for the White Sox stadium

February 21, 2024 - quoted in a ProPublica story about police foundations and police budgeting

February 14, 2024 - interviewed by WBEZ about the migrant crisis and it financial impacts on Chicago's suburbs

February 13, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the migrant crisis and its financial impacts on Chicago's suburbs

February 6, 2024 - quoted in an Impact Alpha story about the impacts on the municipal bond market of "anti-ESG" legislation

January 31, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about Arizona and Oklahoma's proposed "anti-ESG" legislation

January 23, 2024 - quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business story about Chicago's proposed changes to the real estate transfer tax 

January 19, 2024 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about trends in state/local government hiring

January 18, 2024 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the Center for Municipal Finance's new data partnership

January 3, 2024 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about economic development "megadeals"

December 20, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about Citi's exit from the municipal bond business

December 12, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about prep school credit quality

November 29, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about the State of Illinois' recent bond sale

October 29, 2023 - quoted in a Cincinnati Enquirer story about Cincinnati's proposed railway sale

October 11, 2023 - quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business story about Chicago Mayor Johnson's proposed budget

October 11, 2023 - appeared on WBEZ's Reset with Sasha-Ann Simmons to discuss Chicago Mayor Johnson's proposed budget

October 10, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about Chicago's projected budget deficit

October 6, 2023 - quoted in a Baltimore Sun story about property tax incentives in Baltimore

October 4, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about municipal settlement bonds

September 30, 2023 - quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about  the City of Chicago's real estate transfer tax

September 26, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about the state/local financial impacts of the Hollywood writer's strike settlement

September 21, 2023 - CMF Muni Index featured in a Bond Buyer story about San Francisco's post-pandemic recovery

September 20, 2023 - quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business story about Chicago's projected budget deficit

September 18, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg story about Chicago's proposed securities trading tax

September 13, 2023 - appeared on WGN to discuss the City of Chicago's projected budget deficit

August 25, 2023 - quoted in The Real Deal story about Chicago's proposed real estate transfer tax increase

August 14, 2023 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about S&P pausing its municipal ESG scores

July 7, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg story (also covered in Yahoo Finance) about San Francisco's at risk AAA credit rating

May 11, 2023 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the Central Florida Tourism Oversight district

May 10, 2023 - appeared on the Financial Executive Podcast to discuss state/local budgets and financial reporting

April 18, 2023 - quoted in a Washington Examiner story about federal green infrastructure investing

April 13, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about the shrinking municipal bond underwriter pool

April 6, 2023 - appeared on CBS News to discuss the Central Florida Tourism Oversight district

April 6, 2023 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about paying for additional school counselors

April 5, 2023 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about financial challenges facing Chicago's new mayor

March 26, 2023 - quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about Chicago's fiscal outlook

March 13, 2023 - quoted in a WBEZ story about the Chicago mayoral candidates' taxing and spending plans

March 2, 2023 - quoted in a Financial Times story about the Central Florida Tourism Oversight district

March 1, 2023 - quoted in an Impact Alpha story about the prospects for muni ESG disclosure standards

February 27, 2023 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about "Anti-Boycott" measures in the municipal bond market

February 23, 2023 - CMF Muni Index featured in the Bond Buyer

February 10, 2023 - quoted in an American Prospect story about cryptocurrency's role in Chicago's mayoral election

December 22, 2022 - quoted in a Route 50 story about real time investor feedback on municipal bonds

November 11, 2022 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about Chicago's recent credit rating upgrades

November 9, 2022 - quoted in an ImpactAlpha story about the role of bond banks in muni market equity

November 3, 2022 - quoted in a Chicago Tribune story about the role of finances in the Cook County President's election

October 21, 2022 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the Inflation Reduction Act's potential impact on the muni market

October 14-18, 2022 - research on local lodging taxes featured on Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Radio, and PYMNTS

October 7, 2022 - quoted in Bloomberg News and Crain's Chicago Business stories about bullish investor sentiment on Chicago

September 30, 2022 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about Chicago's decision to forego a property tax increase

September 29, 2022 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about minority community borrowing costs in the municipal bond market

September 27, 2022 - quoted in a Smart Cities Dive story about budget uncertainty among local governments

September 20, 2022 - quoted in a Bloomberg News story about Chicago pensions and property taxes

September 3, 2022 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the culture wars and the muni market

May 23, 2022 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about ESG factors in municipal credit ratings

April 26, 2022 - quoted in a Fortune story about the debt service implications of Florida's dissolution of the Reedy Creek (Disney) Improvement District

April 25, 2022 - quoted in a Crain's Chicago Business story about the City of Chicago's public health budget

February 6, 2022 - quoted in a KCBS Radio (San Francisco) story about a proposed ban on stock trading by members of Congress

January 27, 2022 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the annual Municipal Finance Conference

October 27, 2021 - appeared on the John Howell Show to discuss Chicago's budget

October 25, 2021 - appeared on Crain's Chicago Business ' AD Q&A Podcast with an accompanying story

October 21, 2021 - quoted in a Saporta Report story about the credit market impacts of neighborhood secession in Atlanta

September 20, 2021 - quoted in a WGLT (Illinois State University NPR) story about flooding and infrastructure in Bloomington, IL

September 6, 2021 - quoted in a Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel story about financing a AA baseball stadium

July 27, 2021 - quoted in a Route 50 story about state and local governments' reporting on federal stimulus funds

June 7, 2021 - quoted in a Denver Post story about Denver's proposed $400 million general obligation bond issue

February 28, 2021 - quoted in a Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story about credit outlooks in higher education

November 25, 2020 - quoted in a Bond Buyer story about the implications for the municipal bond market of Janet Yellen's appointment as Treasury Secretary 

October 27, 2020 - quoted in a South Side Weekly story about broadband infrastructure investment

October 14, 2020 - quoted in a Savannah (GA) Morning News story about city-city consolidations

September 16, 2020 - quoted in an Ami story about New York City's finances

May 15, 2020 - quoted in a Crosscut story about Washington State's convention center bonds

March 18, 2020 - interview with Voice of America about Coronavirus' impact on state and local budgets

March 16, 2020 - quoted in a Marketplace story about city rainy day funds

March 12, 2020 - interview with KCBS radio (San Francisco) about the financial market turmoil

November 26, 2019 - quoted in a Stateline story about climate change and municipal credit ratings

November 11, 2019 - quoted in a Washington Post story about Seattle elections and tax policy

November 7, 2019 - quoted in a Route Fifty story about California's Local Government High Risk Dashboard

October 18, 2019 - quoted in a Stateline story about climate change and state/local borrowing costs

September 24, 2019 - quoted in a New York Times story on tax preferences in New Jersey

September 18, 2019 - quoted in a Clarin (Buenos Aires) story on the impact of Fed rate cuts

August 15, 2019 - quoted in an Education Dive story about the financial implications of California's Council for Post-Secondary Education