Issuer Insight: Some Flexibility in Debt Affordability Measures Can Be a Good Thing

With Premium Callables, Worst-Case Metrics No Longer Work

New York Confronts Infrastructure Needs

MSRB Trade Data Reveal a Fragmented Market

Defective Curves, Faulty Analysis

Watch for Costly Maneuvers to Close Gaps as Budget Season Begins

Senior Living Positioned to Outperform

Political Subdivision Politics

Municipal Swap Index Spikes

Stop! Why States and Localities Should Stop Providing Retiree Healthcare

The Missing Quotes

Who Will Take Responsibility for Our Country’s Children?

Best Execution in the Municipal Market

County Population Changes Are a Mixed Bag

Municipal Market Underperformance Extends Beyond Treasuries

How Puerto Rico Fatigue Could Spell Real Trouble for Munis

Who's Going to Win?

Assessing the Less Contemplated Risks of Bank Placement Agreements

Atlantic City: If We Don't Find a Solution, It’s a Failure of Everybody

Oil Patch Woes Deepen

Privatized University Housing: An American P3 Success Story

Chapter 9 – Five Proposals for Meaningful Reform

Compliance Culture – A FINRA Priority

Labor Market Remains Weakest in Energy States

Raising the Bar on Government Financial Transparency

Saving Puerto Rico

Under the Covers of the Puerto Rico Economic Activity Index

Munis Backed by High Yield Corporations Diverge From Corporate Bonds

Governor Cuomo's Poor Grasp of Transportation Funding

Texas is Suffering From Oil Price Declines

Exports Drop, Munis Outperform, Good News on Chicago

Beware of Bad Benchmark Curves

Texas, New Jersey Economies Decline

Munis' Positive Technicals Are Offset by Risks

P3 Sector: Changes in a Developing Market

What Is 15c2-12 `Reasonable Diligence?'

Tax Credit Bonds: A Multiplicity of Problems

Moberly, Missouri Class-Action Highlights Underwriters' Duties in Muni Offerings

Spread(ing) Confusion

Los Angeles, Long Beach Container Volumes Reflect Export Weakness

Lessons from the Second Wave of MCDC Settlements

Why S&P and Moody's Are Getting it Wrong on Healthcare

MCDC Results Shed Light on SEC Views

Can Community Development Finance Institutions Take on Muniland?

Munis Face Disclosure Challenges

Commentary: Proposed SEC Rules Could Alter Mutual Funds' Muni-Investing Behavior

R.I., Mich. Top 'Most-Improved' List

Puerto Rico Needs Bankruptcy Regime, Treasury Official Says

Philly Fed Indexes Show Weakest States Narrowing the Gap

States Finding Infrastructure Fixes as Congress Drags Feet

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Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton, senior markets reporter Chip Barnett and Northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen let loose on the ills of the municipal finance world, including infrastructure underfunding, pension debt, state budget strife and distressed cities.

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