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Local governments rely on bonds to finance critical infrastructure

Local governments rely on bonds to finance critical infrastructure

This spring Reps. Dutch Ruppersberger and Randy Hultgren co-founded the Municipal Finance Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives. Created to fight for the right of state and local governments to independently finance the projects they need to keep their communities strong, the Municipal Finance Caucus is also focused on maintaining the current federal tax exemption for municipal bonds.

As a former county councilman and county executive, Mr. Ruppersberger understands that each city, town and county is different and that the U.S. Congress should be working to increase flexibility for state and local governments, not limit it. He also understands that demand for state and local...

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