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Georgia University System's 65-Year P3 Closely Watched by Industry
The University System of Georgia's 65-year college housing privatization, which will defease $325 million in bonds, is being closely watched by higher education, finance, and housing industries.
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Syncora Capital Assurance Inc. continued to lose money this year but is hopeful for the future. more »
Underwriting, advisory, and legal firms that work on Chicago bond deals would face heightened disclosure rules about the diversity of their teams working on a transaction under a proposed ordinance. more »
Volume is forecast to more than double to nearly $7.9 billion this week as Connecticut makes its way to the helm of the primary market with its $550 million offering of general obligation bonds. more »
Florida's Palm Beach County School Board will consider a staff recommendation to file under the SEC's MCDC self-reporting disclosure initiative after learning that underwriters have already reported the district under the program. more »
A group of northwest Indiana counties is eyeing a bid for a 75-year lease of the Indiana Toll Road that would be financed with more than $4 billion of tax-exempt revenue bonds. more »
The new Central Florida Expressway Authority plans to interview four candidates for the executive director's position, and move forward with its first major financing. more »
Kroll Bond Rating Agency has assigned a AA-plus rating to Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp., citing an ability to satisfy all of its claims in full and on time. more »
Kentucky's Paducah Power System board Wednesday adopted a sweeping recovery plan to stabilize finances and provide customers with rate relief that includes potentially selling some of its interest in the troubled Illinois Prairie State coal plant. more »
Louisiana prices the first of two GO bond deals Thursday with unanswered questions about the state budget, but MMA director Matt Fabian says the issue is unlikely to impact pricing because of the state's strong legal protections for bondholders. more »
The city of Spokane, Wash. is planning to sell $175 million of green bonds next week to help fund some of the city's environmental projects. more »
For the fourth time, Posey County, Ind. is remarketing $1.26 billion of short-term notes to raise funds for a controversial $2.5 billion fertilizer plant. more »
Academy Securities, the broker-dealer and certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, has completed a $2 million Series A financing and expanded its board of directors. more »
Joining a year-end rush to market, the Texas Transportation Commission plans to offer $1.4 billion of top-rated general obligation bonds in December. more »

The Allen Park, Mich., case marks the first time a city official has been charged on the theory that he "controlled" the persons who committed the primary securities law violations, even though he isn't alleged to have participated or even known of the conduct at issue.

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