The State Bond Commission has approved an expedited application process for local governments to help manage decreased revenues and increased expenses while dealing with COVID-19.  The application requires a ranking official of a local government to certify that the purpose of the loan is to carry on existing essential local government functions and/or to expand

Federal tax law generally provides that tax-exempt bonds can only be issued to finance property for governmental or public use. If the property to be financed with bonds would be privately used, i.e., in a trade or business, the interest generated from the bonds will be included as income for federal income tax purposes. However,