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Hartford Arena Quandary Confronts Connecticut
Deficit-plagued Connecticut is being asked for $250 million to fix up Hartford’s money-losing, four-decade old downtown arena.  more »
Connecticut is debating the future of the 41-year-old XL Center arena in Hartford.
With Dallas trying to stop the run on a rapidly declining pension fund, S&P Global Ratings placed the city’s AA general obligation rating on its watch list for a possible downgrade  more »
With legal opinions endorsing the bankruptcy-remote structure of its next deal, and an A rating in hand, Chicago Public Schools’ new tax-revenue backed credit has a clear path to market access, though yield penalties will remain.  more »
Voters in Louisiana go to the polls Saturday to choose the remaining U.S. Senator in this election cycle, with the state’s treasurer, Republican John Kennedy, facing Democrat Foster Campbell.  more »

In a Bond Buyer roundtable, Northeast regional editor Paul Burton and markets reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman explain how the muni market is a microcosm for a crazy year. They discuss issuance, yields, red-flag states, New York City’s finances and what we might expect in 2017.

The president-elect would finance his trillion dollar plan through tax credits, bypassing state and local governments, and may move to tax the interest on their municipal bonds.

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