Goldsholle to Join SEC
The Securities and Exchange Commission has named former Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board general counsel Gary Goldsholle as a deputy director in its Division of Trading and Markets.
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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn tapped his longtime friend, aide, and acting budget director Jerry Stermer to serve out the waning weeks of the late Judy Baar Topinka's term as comptroller. more »
Alan Anders, who has spearheaded New York City's bond financing programs for nearly a quarter century, will be honored with The Bond Buyer's inaugural "Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure Champion" award next month. more »
Former high-level athletes, such as New York Giants Super Bowl champion Phil McConkey, talk about sports experiences ranging from Rose Bowl to Wembley, and reflect on how their experiences on the field help them today in finance careers. more »
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will call lawmakers back to work on Jan. 8 to take up legislation setting a special election to allow voters to pick a replacement to serve out the late Judy Baar Topinka's term that begins next month. more »
Rhode Island Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo will nominate former Newark, N.J. operative Stefan Pryor to be commerce secretary subject to state Senate confirmation. more »
Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has the legal authority to appoint a replacement to serve out the upcoming term of the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, but Illinois lawmakers should hand the decision over to voters in 2016, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said. more »
Massachusetts should increase its rainy-day fund and further lower its expected pension fund rate of return, incoming state treasurer Deborah Goldberg told investors. more »
Narayana Kocherlakota, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president, announced Friday that he will not seek reappointment when his term expires on Feb. 29, 2016. more »
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped his Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans to replace Jim Schowalter in the state's top fiscal post at Minnesota Management and Budget, which oversees debt management. more »
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, admired across party lines for her blunt nature and down-to-earth style, died early Wednesday after suffering a stroke. She was 70. more »
Rhode Island leaders mourn the passing of Lila Sapinsley, a former state senator praised as a trailblazer for political women that state. more »
Connecticut Treasurer Denise L. Nappier will receive the Chicago-based Women in Public Finance Founders Award for lifetime achievement with the group's "She's Our Hero" award going to Monika Suarez at Western Alliance Bank in Los Angeles and the "Rising Star" award going to Jessica Akey, of the state of Illinois. more »
Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Nilda Mesa as New York City's director of the new office of sustainability. more »

As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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