Muniland

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April 8, 2021

Illinois withstands pandemic’s financial effects; US airport sector benefits from passenger lift

Ted Hampton of the US Public Finance team discusses how the State of Illinois is weathering COVID-19’s financial difficulties while pension obligations continue to weigh on its credit quality. Plus, Earl Heffintrayer and Myra Shankin of the Project and Infrastructure Finance team weigh in on the US airport sector’s improving prospects as passenger levels pick up.
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March 19, 2021

US state and local government outlooks improve, driven by revenue performance and robust federal support

Matthew Butler and Natalie Claes of the US Public Finance team discuss how better-than-expected revenue and a new wave of federal assistance spurred the outlook changes for US state and local governments in the face of the pandemic.
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March 5, 2021

Welcome to Muniland

Welcome to Muniland! Hosted by Nick Samuels of the US Public Finance team, Muniland delves into the latest developments impacting the credit environment for states, local governments, healthcare, higher education and more. In each episode, Moody’s analysts join Nick in exploring the ramifications of the pandemic, climate change, cyber risk, federal policy, pensions burdens and other deep-seated challenges.
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March 11, 2021

Federal aid helps US states cope with pandemic as universities face unprecedented disruption

In the inaugural episode of Moody’s Talks – Muniland, Pisei Chea and Jared Brewster of the US Public Finance team discuss the effects of federal policies on states and higher education. Also, Susan Fitzgerald and Michael Osborn focus on how the pandemic’s upheaval will affect the year ahead for colleges and universities, including enrollment and debt refinancing.
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