Airports Move Onto the Runway at JPM Financing Conference
JP Morgan’s 7th annual public finance transportation and utility conference in New York featured presentations from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which are taking differing approaches to financing their needs.  more »
Syncora Guarantee Inc. is looking to partner with a developer to lead the overhaul of Detroit land it acquired as part of its bankruptcy settlement with the city in 2014. more »
Louisiana was not penalized by the market after its third rating downgrade in a year, getting strong bids for this week’s general obligation bond pricing. more »
Connecticut will sell $750 million of general obligation bonds in a deal that includes a $200 million refunding. more »
Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Huntington Capital Markets has hired public finance veteran Richard Hatton to head its public finance operation in Cincinnati. more »
With doubts over the future of tolling in El Paso, the Texas city's designated toll authority will issue $35 million of revenue bonds backed by vehicle registration fees this month. more »
St. Louis-based Stern Brothers & Co. has hired longtime public finance banker and manager Linda Matkowski to serve as chief operating officer as the investment bank looks to put more teeth into its status as a woman-owned firm heading into its second century of business. more »
Kansas City has a market stop planned for Wednesday before moving on to voters who are being asked next month to authorize $800 million in general obligation borrowing for infrastructure work over the next two decades. more »
Alexandra Lebenthal has sold a 49% stake in Lebenthal & Co., an iconic firm in in the municipal market, to South Street Securities. more »
Oklahoma expects strong demand for $70 million of capitol repair bonds despite an S&P downgrade and continuing struggles to cover a nearly $900 million revenue shortfall. more »
Massachusetts intends to hold three negotiated bond sales through June totaling nearly $1.3 billion, state Treasury officials tell investors. more »
MBIA Inc. said fourth-quarter profit of its U.S. public finance business fell as premiums from refunding transactions declined. more »
Public finance attorneys Kenneth Pollock and Laurie Schwartz are working in Butler Snow’s Atlanta office and Jamie Garner is in the firm’s Macon office. more »
Bond insurer ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. has gone to federal court seeking the keys to Buena Vista, Virginia’s city hall and compensatory damages after the city defaulted on ACA-wrapped debt that financed a golf course. more »

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale tells how marijuana taxation and regulation could help the commonwealth shore up its budget. He also discusses audits by his office, unfunded pension liability and the effect of a Donald Trump presidency. Hosted by Paul Burton.

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