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Muni Volume Remains on Pace for Record Year
Long-term municipal bond volume remains poised to set an annual record.  more »
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District heads into the market with a $150 million mostly new money issue that taps a $945 million voter-approved bonding authorization from 2012. more »
Florida has taken advantage of favorable market conditions for more than six years capturing $2 billion in savings from refinancings, but the state's top finance official says that run is probably coming to an end. more »
Chicago wrapped up its second billion-dollar airport deal within a month at a price that displays how much the market has changed in that short time. more »
Veteran public finance banker Warren “Bo” Daniels Jr. has rejoined Loop Capital Markets to lead the firm’s efforts in Georgia and neighboring southern states from a new Atlanta office. more »
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. scrapped the closing on $377.6 million in revenue and general obligation bonds it priced for El Camino Hospital in northern California after the U.S. Justice Department subpoenaed documents from the hospital. more »
Connecticut and Illinois state treasurers, in partnership with shareholder activists, called for a change in Wells Fargo’s corporate bylaws to ensure an independent non-executive board chair. more »
Gov. Charlie Baker and state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg will speak at the sixth annual Massachusetts Investor Conference Dec. 7 in Boston. more »
Top-shelf municipal bonds were mostly unchanged, according to traders, as the market seems to be settling down and a few larger deals trickled in. more »
Rhode Island’s retirement system joined an institutional investor group in a shareholder proposal demanding that Wells Fargo address its fake-accounts scandal, said Treasurer Seth Magaziner. more »
A St. Louis redevelopment agency heads into the market as soon as this week with a $108 million issue to fund land and site costs supporting a new $1.75 billion facility for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. more »
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pricing $514.8 million in bonds this week fresh off passage of a half-cent sales tax measure. more »
Chicago Public Schools pulled the plug until 2017 on a $426 million bond sale originally planned this month, a decision that came as the district closed on a new cash flow borrowing. more »
Denver International Airport officials hope to land about $44 million of savings on a $250 million refunding issue this week. In its 21st year, DIA is rapidly paying down the debt used to build the nation's sixth busiest airport. more »

In a Bond Buyer roundtable, Northeast regional editor Paul Burton and markets reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman explain how the muni market is a microcosm for a crazy year. They discuss issuance, yields, red-flag states, New York City’s finances and what we might expect in 2017.

Here are some of the key "known unknowns" — factors that are likely to affect valuations and creditworthiness and functioning in the state and local finance sector — as the Trump Administration and Congress sort them out.

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