April 8th 2021 (21.58 mins)
Ted Hampton of the US Public Finance team discusses how the State of Illinois is weathering COVID-19’s financial difficulties while pension obligations continue to weigh on its credit quality. Plus, Earl Heffintrayer and Myra Shankin of the Project and Infrastructure Finance team weigh in on the US airport sector’s improving prospects as passenger levels pick up.
March 19th 2021 (14.22 mins)
Matthew Butler and Natalie Claes of the US Public Finance team discuss how better-than-expected revenue and a new wave of federal assistance spurred the outlook changes for US state and local governments in the face of the pandemic.
March 11th 2021 (9.17 mins)
In the inaugural episode of Moody’s Talks – Muniland, Pisei Chea and Jared Brewster of the US Public Finance team discuss the effects of federal policies on states and higher education. Also, Susan Fitzgerald and Michael Osborn focus on how the pandemic’s upheaval will affect the year ahead for colleges and universities, including enrollment and debt refinancing.
March 8th 2021(1.03mins)
Hosted by Nick Samuels of the US Public Finance team, Muniland delves into the latest developments impacting the credit environment for states, local governments, healthcare, higher education and more. In each episode, Moody’s analysts join Nick in exploring the ramifications of the pandemic, climate change, cyber risk, federal policy, pensions burdens and other deep-seated challenges.