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SEC Can Look to States for Municipal Finance Standardization Ideas

By Marc Joffe, Senior Policy Analyst, The Cato Institute The Financial Data Transparency Act (FDTA) promises to provide municipal bond investors with standardized financial data for counties, cities, and special districts that issue debt securities. Rather than work through voluminous PDF financial statements, investors would be able to quickly access standardized data facilitating peer comparison […more]