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"We have to keep the ball moving at the local and regional levels," said transit advocate Beverly Scott, former general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
Beverly Scott, the animated former general manager of the Greater Boston transit system, says states and localities must push for new infrastructure investment.
Sponsors of a high-speed passenger rail train project in Florida want an authority to issue $1.75 billion of private-activity bonds for it as soon as June 22, while a U.S. District Court considers requests from two counties to enjoin or stop the Transportation Dept.’s allocation of the PABs to the project.  more »
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority successfully managed a Friday deadline for a $150 million letter of credit with two banks.  more »
An advisory committee’s tax-exempt bond panel will present a report to the Internal Revenue Service next month on balancing limited resources with needs, the IRS announced Wednesday.  more »
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A coalition in California is pushing to amend property tax limits created by 1978’s Proposition 13, which remains central to understanding both state and local California credit.  more »
Bond Buyer Market Reporter Chip Barnett
If municipal bond traders were asked to sum up the week in only one word, that word would have to be Chicago. And for Chicago, the word would be bittersweet.  more »
Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$1,237,230
Pennsylvania
PA
GOs
05/27/15
11am ET
$800,000
Chicago
IL
GOs
05/27/15
9am ET
$493,645
St. Paul
MN
Revenue bonds
05/28/15
9am ET
$460,740
Miami-Dade School
FL
COPs
05/28/15
9am ET
$454,590
Montgomery Co. IDA
PA
Revenue bonds
05/28/15
9am ET
Index
Current
Previous
High
Low
Rev. Bond
4.48%
4.56%
5.40%
4.06%
20-Bond
3.73%
3.81%
5.03%
3.29%
11-Bond
3.58%
3.66%
4.75%
3.14%
 
Current
Previous
High*
Low*
BB40 Index
123-27
123-14
132-15
107-01
Average Price
104.44
104.12
110.87
84.90
Yield to Par Call
4.05
4.09
6.35
3.31
Yield to Maturity
4.39
4.41
5.34
3.94

(* for calendar year)

Amount
Issuer
St
Description
Sale Date
Sale Time
$4,050
Tulsa County ISD
OK
GOs
05/29/15
1pm ET
$2,450
McClain County ISD
OK
GOs
05/29/15
12:45pm ET
$1,525
Noble County ISD
OK
GOs
05/29/15
1pm ET

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