U. of Chicago Muni Finance Center Expands and Hires
Boosted by new grant funding, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, led by new executive director Michael Belsky, wants to raise its voice on municipal finance research and education.  more »
Michael Belsky has been hired as the executive director of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy's Center for Municipal Finance.
A new arena for the National Basketball Association's Golden State Warriors remained on track after a San Francisco Superior Court upheld its environmental review this month, although it faces continued appeals and resistance.  more »
Investor appetite for yield overcame any credit quality concerns buyers had as Detroit saw strong demand for its first post-bankruptcy general obligation/distributable state aid backed bond sale issue.  more »
North Carolina's $87.6 billion state pension fund reported a gain of 1.77% in the second quarter, but only 0.8% over the past year, state Treasurer Janet Cowell said Thursday.  more »

Maria Doulis of the watchdog Citizens Budget Commission and Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management dissect New York City's $82 billion budget with Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton. They explore efficiencies, debt management, reserves, the economy, the capital budget and Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to overhaul Health + Hospitals.

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