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Louisiana Budget Flap Delays Deal
Louisiana will sell $675 million of bonds next month if a dispute over a year-end surplus clears up and ratings can be obtained.
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Connecticut will become the latest state to issue green bonds, state Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday. more »
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP maintained their positions atop bond counsel rankings as muni volume sank in the first nine months of the year, while former No. 3 Squire Patton Boggs, fell out of the top 10. more »
A refunding deal assembled by the County of Los Angeles Redevelopment Refunding Authority triggered some positive rating actions for debt issued by the former Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. more »
Lumesis and Municipal Bond Information Service have entered into a strategic partnership to increase the transparency around pre-trade indicative price information, and post-trade operational practices. more »
Navigating through market turmoil, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority was oversubscribed by 2.5 times and sold $157 million of bonds. more »
The California County Tobacco Securitization Agency on Oct. 21 plans to price a $95.5 million refunding of 2002 tobacco bonds issued for the Kern County Tobacco Asset Securitization Agency. more »
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a settlement with Houston-area financial advisor R. Craig Rathmann, accused of colluding with RBC Capital Markets to limit competition on bond deals for municipal utility districts. more »
Triet Nguyen and Chris Foster discuss their quantitative approach to munis, how they are getting cross-over investors interested in municipal bonds, and why they are looking at the military housing sector. more »
The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority plans its fourth issuance of the calendar year, a $158 million sale of housing mortgage finance program bonds. more »
UBS has agreed to compensate 34 Puerto Rico-based investors for their losses in investments in their municipal bond closed ended funds. more »
An Alabama federal judge set a July 2015 trial date for two ex-JPMorgan bankers facing pay-to-play charges in Jefferson County's sewer deals and swaps. more »
While younger investors are often risk-takers seeking high returns in the fast-paced equity market, owning municipal bonds can be an important part of a young entrepreneur's investment portfolio, municipal strategists said. more »
The market is expected to warmly receive the California State Public Works Board's $254 million lease revenue bond deal. more »

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