The public finance team at the Houston law firm of Bracewell expects to increase its appeal to bond issuers after adding former SEC attorney Edward Fierro and rising in the ranks of bond counsel in 2016.
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Chicago expects the veto-proof passage in early April of an identical bill to the one vetoed Friday that saves its municipal and laborers' pension funds from insolvency, the city's finance chief told investors Monday. more »
The weekly average yield to maturity of The Bond Buyer Municipal Bond Index, which is based on 40 long-term bond prices, fell seven basis points to 4.27% in the latest week from 4.34% in the previous week. more »
Heightened concern about a potential Westinghouse bankruptcy filing resulted in negative outlooks on municipal bonds issued for new nuclear units the company is building in Georgia and South Carolina. more »
Moodys Investors Service retained a negative outlook on Catholic Health Initiatives $5.7 billion of rated debt after lowering the healthcare giant to Baa1 from A3. The downgrade comes less than a month after a similar move by S&P Global Ratings. more »
The sovereign powers and strong general obligation repayment statute supporting Illinois investment-grade ratings are being tested by budget gridlock and what one analyst describes as approaching service level insolvency. more »