Help preserve tax-exempt municipal bonds

April 28, 2017

APPA seeking stories from member utilities in advocacy efforts


Tax-exempt municipal bonds are the primary source of funding for infrastructure that enables public power communities across the country to keep the lights on. Some members of Congress have been talking about removing this tax exemption as part of their larger tax reform measures.

The American Public Power Association has ramped up advocacy efforts to prevent this from happening because we know it will seriously impair your ability to serve your communities and raise prices for your customers.

But we can use your help – we need your stories.

If you’ve issued municipal bonds in the last 5 years to fund an electric infrastructure project in your community, would you let us know? If you’ve had new successes/accomplishments with an earlier bond-funded project, we’d love to hear about that, too.

We’ll work closely with you to highlight your “built by bonds” projects–in our news publications, website, social media, blogs and more.

What members of Congress most want to hear is what their constituents are doing and how the elimination of tax exemption on municipal bonds can impact them. So please let us know.

Just email with a sentence or two about your project and we’ll take it from there.

P.S. Here are some examples of recent municipal bond stories we’ve covered–yours could be the next one!

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