MuniLand Snaps: June 7

By Cate Long
June 7, 2012


The National Council of State Legislators reports:

In the past year, 27 states enacted more than 55 bills related to energy efficiency. Much of this legislation focused on addressing the up-front costs of energy efficiency upgrades through financing, similar to many of the renewable energy bills passed in the last year. Legislation also covered energy efficiency standards and goals, green building codes, energy efficiency improvements and promoting energy efficiency and savings.

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Learn Bonds: Should California’s $16 billion deficit cause municipal bondholders to run?

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