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Recap and Presentations: S&P Global Ratings Conference State of the Southeast

Posted On November 7, 2017
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Public finance experts recently gathered at Georgia State University for a one-day conference tackling the fiscal challenges – and opportunities – facing state and local governments in the Southeast. S&P Global Ratings, a leader in credit ratings and analysis of governments and corporations, hosted the event Nov. 3 at the university’s College of Law.

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What Does Leadership in Public Finance Mean to You?

R. Demetrius Taylor, budget director for the Georgia Department of Human Services, was recently awarded CSLF’s Certificate in Public Financial Management. Over the past year, he completed the center’s executive education program, which included six core classes in public finance.

Taylor was recognized last week during CSLF’s debt management training for his completion of the… more »

In the News: Extending Pay-to-Play Rules to Municipal Advisors

Posted On September 6, 2016
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Earlier this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a revised rule that brings municipal advisors under the same regulations that apply to investment bankers.

This means restricting political contributions to issuer officials to prevent municipal advisors from engaging in pay-to-play practices, or undue financial pressure as part of contracts and work.

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Graduation, Leadership Training Cap Successful Second Year

Posted On May 17, 2016
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The Center for State and Local Finance (CSLF) wrapped up the second year of its executive education program by awarding five participants with the Certificate in Public Financial Management, as well as hosting its first leadership training.

The 2015-2016 certificate recipients were:

Jill Adams, assistant finance director for Baldwin County, Ga, Richard Ferry, city administrator for the… more »

Georgia OPB Policy Coordinator Takes Control of Her Career with Executive Education

Posted On March 1, 2016
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Kellee Richards, a policy coordinator with Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, is enrolled in the Center for State and Local Finance’s executive education program in public finance.

Read her full interview below about the program, professional development and working for the state of Georgia.

Q. Why did you seek out continuing education? I believe… more »

‘Keep Pace with Change and Stand Out’

Posted On December 15, 2015
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Brenda Parker, (pictured on the left) a budget analyst with the Georgia Technology Authority, was recently awarded the Certificate in Public Financial Management from the Center for State and Local Finance.

Over the course of a year, she completed all of CSLF’s executive education courses to achieve the certification. Parker, who has been with the state of Georgia… more »