Oakland Mayor Says She Won't Give Away the Store for the NFL
Oakland, Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf said she remains committed to keeping the National Football League's Oakland Raiders, but will not use public money to win a bidding war against Nevada.  more »
Oakland, Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf said this week she remains committed to keeping the Oakland Raiders, but not at any cost.
Vernon’s electric system revenue bonds were downgraded two notches to Baa3 and received a negative outlook as a result of chronically weak financial metrics.  more »
Three King County, Wash., school districts have school-construction bond measures on the November ballot, including Highline Public Schools, which hasn't passed a bond measure in a decade.  more »
The Finley School District, Wash., is asking voters to approve a bond for the first time in 17 years.  more »
Alaska’s coming $2.3 billion pension obligation bond deal will drive the Frontier State to another downgrade, but neither that or other recent downgrades is seen as an obstacle to the state’s desired pricing.  more »
The Los Angeles school board refused to renew three charters for a charter school system with outstanding bonds that has faced financial problems and questions about connections to Turkey’s coup.  more »
Oregon has inaugurated the use of a new state program managed by the Oregon Department of Education that offers a dollar-to-dollar match of up to $4 million to districts whose voters approve local bonds.  more »
Gloria Papiez will become acting director of the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, the state's primary financial regulator, on Nov. 1.  more »
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation to provides public money to build a National Football League stadium in Las Vegas.  more »
California tax revenue came in $217 million below the expected $24.8 billion for the first three months of fiscal 2017 , according to a California Department of Finance release.  more »
Two Lower Valley school districts expect to place construction bond measures before voters in 2017 -- an effort to build sorely needed new high schools or at the very least renovate aging buildings.  more »
Across California, higher per-student funding, a perking-along economy, Common Core falling into stride and a revolutionary shift into technology have started a rolling snowball of expected improvement. A makeover for school buildings seems like the inevitable next roll.  more »
The Southwestern College district is asking voters on Nov. 8 to approve Proposition Z, a $400 million bond measure to finance repairs and construction at its four South County campuses.  more »
REPORTING FROM SACRAMENTO -- The first statewide initiative Californians will see on their ballots next month is Proposition 51, which would authorize $9 billion in school construction spending statewide.  more »

James Colby, Senior Municipal Strategist and author of the Muni Nation blog at VanEck, 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.

Upcoming Events

Career Zone

Already a subscriber? Log in here
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.