Virginia Road Requests Overwhelm State Funding
Virginia road planners will evaluate local requests for $9 billion of state funding.  more »
Local governments in Virginia are seeking $9 billion of transportation funding from the state.
Two groups submit acceptable financial plans for Virginia’s $2 billion P3 plan to expand I-66. more »
The Transportation Department fast-tracked the Hudson Tunnel replacement portion of the $24 billion Gateway Program. more »
Education is potentially the most important public service to suffer from the $1.7 trillion pension funding crisis, said a Manhattan Institute report. more »
As the presidential campaigns have become increasingly focused on personality and name calling, municipal finance pros are begging for more defined infrastructure spending plans and clarity on how the muni tax exemption will fare in the event of tax reform. more »
Manufacturers group wants new president to go bold with $1 trillion infrastructure plan. more »
Transit advocates see Baltimore's proposed Red Line as key part of multi-state rail link. more »
Tax credit bonds can be an attractive alternative to municipal bonds during sluggish or uncertain economic periods, according to a report issued this week by the Congressional Research Service. more »
Hillary Clinton’s tax plan would increase federal revenue by $1.4 trillion over 10 years, reining in federal debt increases, while Donald Trump’s plan would increase the federal debt by $7.2 trillion, according to the Tax Policy Center. more »
Two voter opinion polls differ on the likely outcome of Austin's $720 million mobility bond referendum. more »
Infrastructure plans proposed by Hillary Clinton and Donald could cost anywhere from $300 billion to $600 billion, according to a recent report by the Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget. more »
A transportation coalition is asking presidential campaigns for details on long-term plans to fund federal highway programs. more »
Hawaii's test of a road user revenue plan may involve sending motorists mock mileage bills that highlight the potential fees. more »
Democrats in the Senate and House have introduced separate bills to raise limits for both tax-exempt small issue manufacturing bonds and highway or surface freight facility bonds. more »

James Colby, Senior Municipal Strategist and author of the Muni Nation blog at Van Eck, stopped by The Bond Buyer recently to chat with Senior Markets Reporter Chip Barnett about municipal market performance. He also discussed the stability of munis versus other asset classes, muni bond fund inflows versus money market fund outflows, muni exchange traded funds, and what to expect in the last quarter the year.

The SEC's MCDC initiative is causing many municipal issuers and underwriters to change the way they do things.

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