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Federal Reserve Board announces revised terms for Municipal Liquidity Funds

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On June 3, the Federal Reserve Board announced an expansion in the number and type of entities that are eligible to directly use its Municipal Liquidity Facility (MLF). Under the revised terms, at least two cities or counties in each U.S. state will be eligible to directly issue notes to the MLF regardless of population. Additionally, each state governor will be able to designate two issuers in their jurisdictions whose revenues are generally derived from operating government activities to be eligible to directly use the facility. The FRB also issued an Appendix with limits per state and responses to frequently asked questions regarding the MLF.

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