William T. Conard II


    The Bond Buyer discusses legislation drafted by Bricker Partner

    Thanks to a new piece of legislation, which has received bipartisan support in both the Ohio House and Senate as well as from the governor’s administration, smaller Ohio governments in Ohio may “enjoy easier bond market access at lower costs through a state bond bank[.]” House Bill 435 seeks to establish a bond bank that would allow local governments to take advantage of the state’s investment grade rating and have access to low-cost financing options. The legislation, which was referenced in The Bond Buyer article, “Why Ohio Wants a Bond Bank” (subscription required), was drafted by Bricker & Eckler public finance attorney, Bill Conard.