December, 2016
On behalf of the entire Ehlers team, we hope that you and your families enjoy the best that the season has to offer. We appreciate your relationship and interaction with us.

Happy Holidays from our team to yours!

Steve Apfelbacher, President
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SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with MCDC Violations
The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged 71 municipal issuers and other obligated persons for violations with municipal bond offerings, related to the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC).

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What is a Negotiated Sale?
Requirements by the SEC and MSRB
By Jim Harrington, Senior Municipal Advisor
A negotiated sale occurs when you select an underwriter to buy your Bonds. These disclosures are significant and should be heeded. They may have already been provided to you, and if not, they will be provided prior to the sale of your bonds.

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Five Tips for Crafting an RFP for Professional Services
How to Maximize the Quality of Responses
By Matthew Dempsey, Municipal Advisor 

Throughout all our markets, Ehlers replies to dozens of Requests for Proposals ("RFPs") each year. We have seen how a good RFP can generate interest and provide key information our clients need to select a consultant that best suits their needs. Below are five key points that an RFP should include to maximize the number and quality of responses.

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Market Update 
How Should Issuers Respond to Market Volatility?
By Deb Hinsvark, Municipal Advisor

Since the presidential election, municipal bond yields are up across the yield curve. The Bond Buyer "20 Bond index" shows average yields on a group of municipal bonds that mature in 20 years and have an average rating equivalent to Moody's Aa2 and S&P's AA. 
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Colorado Winter Activities
Need some ideas for what to do over the winter break? Click here for some fun activity ideas in Colorado!  

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