Better state finances support tax-exempt bonds
With revenues on the rise, the
fiscal health of many states is improving. In a survey conducted in the fall of 2012, the National Conference of State Legislatures found “solid revenue performance” in most states. This is one of the factors contributing to the attractiveness of municipal bonds as an investment today.
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