The Latest: Municipal Strategy Report - March 2018
Economy Shows Surprising Jump
In this month's Municipal Strategy Report we discuss the impact of Employment Report for February on monetary policy. The key question is whether or not the Fed will begin to gravitate towards four fed fund increases rather than the three that has been indicated. Powell’s optimistic testimony on the Hill suggests that he may be an advocate for more aggressive removal of accommodation over the course of the year.
Additionally, the MSR features:
- “Illinois Race for Governor”, which analyzes the programs and campaigns of Republican and Democrat candidates for governor in the run-up to March 20 gubernatorial primary elections.
- "Drought Making Comeback as Market Concern", that looks at current drought conditions around the country. It also provides a detailed analysis on drought conditions and responses in California and Texas.
- "Revenue Reality Driving Innovation in Higher Education", which reexamines the revenue pressures colleges and universities are experiencing and the innovative strategies being employed to counter these pressures.