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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.

Our services are grouped into four main categories, representing our core areas of expertise:

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Ehlers Acquires Public Finance Associates, LLC.

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

National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors (NAIPFA) Amends Its By-Laws to Become National Association of Municipal Advisors (NAMA) - October 9, 2014

Ehlers Client Alert: MCDC Initiative - August 26, 2014

MSRB Announces New Officers and Board Members for Fiscal Year 2015 - August 6, 2014

SEC Extends MCDC Deadline for Issuers, Tiers Penalty Caps for Underwriters - July 31, 2014

Rep. Stivers Pushes SEC To Limit MCDC, Warns of Possible Legislation - July 17, 2014

GFOA Alert: The SEC MCDC Initiative and Issuers - July 7, 2014

MA Overview - July 1, 2014

The Impact of Municipal Advisor Regulation on the Municipal Market - July 1, 2014

What Governments Need to Know About the New Municipal Advisor Rule - July 1, 2014

SEC Seeks Further Enforcement of Municipal Securities Issuers through Self Reporting - June 12, 2014

MSRB Launches New Tool on EMMA to Improve Investor Access to Municipal Securities Pricing Information - June 9, 2014

SEC's Registration of Municpal Advisors Rule - June 6, 2014

SEC Municipal Advisors FAQs Part 2 - May 19, 2014

GFOA Alert: The MA Rule and Issuers - May 14, 2014

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

SEC Municipal Advisors FAQs - January 10, 2014


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

Market Update

All Quiet on the Financial Front - March 3, 2015

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 School Districts Truth in Taxation

All Minnesota 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 in the past two years, 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.

2014 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

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