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Leaders in Public Finance, Ehlers is an independent financial advisory company that has served public sector clients throughout the Midwest since 1955. Our goal is helping local governments, school districts, and state agencies find the financial resources they need to build the communities they envision.

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Interest Rate Index
As of: April 11, 2014

Bond Buyer Index 4.32%
Revenue Bond Index 5.18%
10-year Treasury Note 2.64%
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As the result of President Obama signing into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") on July 21, 2010, the federal government passed legislation that will affect how financial advisory firms like Ehlers provide advisory services. 

The legislation requires a fiduciary responsibility to you by Ehlers – which is how we have always viewed our relationship, which is to act on your behalf with a duty of loyality and a duty of care.  The links below direct you to the latest Dodd-Frank Act news to help keep you informed.

Read the latest Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act News

Small Muni Advisors Face Challenges as Rule Looms – April 2, 2014

Municipal Advisor Rule to Change the Municipal Market - February 26, 2014

Municipal Disclosure Practices Receive Scrutiny - January 20, 2014

MSRB Responds to SEC's Approval of Final Registration Rule for Municipal Advisors - September 18, 2013

Protect Municipal Bonds, by the National League of Cities - August 7, 2013

SEC, FINRA Probing Dealers Over Issuers' Continuing Disclosure Compliance - May 29, 2013

SEC Charges City of Victorville, Underwriter, and Others with Defrauding Municipal Bond Investors - April 29, 2013

Mary Jo White Sworn in as Chair of SEC - April 10, 2013

MSRB to Require Dealers to Disclose More Information Regarding Contributions to Bond Ballot Campaigns - April 1, 2013

MSRB Answers Frequently Asked Questions about Expanded Duties of Underwriters - March 25, 2013

MSRB Asks SEC to Approve More Disclosures Related to Bond Ballot Contributions by Municipal Securities Dealers - February 14, 2013

MSRB Publishes 2013 Rule Book - February 4, 2013

MSRB Provides Enhanced Search Capabilities on EMMA Website - January 31, 2013

Visit our Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act News page for more articles.

Market Update

Volatile Market Conditions Exist but Demand for Bonds Remains High - April 15, 2014

Wisconsin Act 183 Allows TID Base Values to be Reset - April 8, 2014

Wisconsin Act 193 Allows Certain Towns to Create Tax Incremental Districts - April 8, 2014

Minnesota Truth in Taxation

All school districts are required to hold Property Tax Hearings again this year.  With the numerous changes that the State made in school finance funding formulas this year, many districts will have significant changes in their levies from past years. 

Ehlers is offering assistance with this year’s Truth in Taxation hearings, by preparing a presentation that districts can use at their hearings. Click here to read more about the service, and click here to view the Truth in Taxation Presentation sample presentation.

2013 Minnesota School Operating Referendum Information

Operating Referendum - Schedule of Services

Operating Referendum Package 1 - Sample

Operating Referendum Package 2 - Sample

Operating Referendum Package 3 - Sample

Summary of Minnesota School Finance Changes

Ehlers has prepared our own summary of key legislative changes affecting school finance, available here. This may be a useful resource for superintendents, business officials, and school boards.

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