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Kau To Head Healthcare in KeyBanc Public Finance Group
KeyBanc Capital Markets has hired Zachary Kau to work as a managing director in the San Francisco office heading its healthcare finance business in the Public Finance Group.
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Mark Kaufman, known for his work in the Harrisburg restructuring, has relocated from McKenna Long & Aldridge's Atlanta office to San Francisco, where he will lead the firm's municipal restructuring practice. more »
State Treasurer Steven Grossman is cutting into Attorney General Martha Coakley's lead in the Democratic race for Massachusetts governor, according to a poll. more »
Atlanta-based IFS Securities hired former New York Gov. David Paterson as chief strategist of U.S. affairs and chairman of the firm's advisory board. more »
Former Congressman Mel Levine reappointed to board that sets policy for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. more »
Wilmington Trust, an institutional client services and wealth advisory firm, has expanded its corporate trust business in its Boston office with the addition of three industry veterans from BNY Mellon. more »
Loyola University Chicago has hired Robert A. Munson to serve as chief financial officer, filling a position being vacated by the retirement of Bill Laird after 11 years. more »
Ziegler Wealth Management, an investment bank and brokerage that specializes in general and structured municipal finance, continued to expand its public finance team with the addition of Rolando Q. Leavell as a financial advisor with expertise in church securities. more »
Susan Collet, who until recently worked at the Bond Dealers of America, is launching her own government-relations advisory firm focused on municipal securities, tax policy and not-for-profit electric utilities. more »
The Internal Revenue Service's tax-exempt bond office has had several key personnel changes in recent weeks. more »
Matthias Edrich, vice chair of the National Association of Bond Lawyers' tax committee, has joined Greenberg Traurig’s public finance tax practice as a shareholder. more »
Kym Arnone, managing director at Barclays Capital, will become the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board's new chair beginning Oct. 1. more »
New York City Transit veteran Frank Jezycki will become vice president and chief officer for the Staten Island Railway, MTA officials announced. more »
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board of commissioners has elected John Degnan as its new chairman. more »

Issuance of municipal MSA tobacco bonds by states was the subject of a highly critical article published by ProPublica. The article attempts to make a case that states erred in deciding to issue tobacco bonds. The article was widely circulated across social media. As we frequently observe, the national media focus on the muni market is appreciated, but the facts got muddied in the pursuit of a good story.

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