California January Revenue Numbers Make Up for December Dip
California revenues for January beat projections in the governor’s proposed 2017-18 budget by $747 million, but year-to-date revenues still missed the mark.  more »
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MOSES LAKE, Wash. -- Four votes. That's how many votes the $135 million school construction bond needs to reach the 60 percent threshold and pass.  more »
A Hawaii Senate committee approved a bill that would hike gas taxes, vehicle registration fees and the vehicle weight tax to pay for highway repairs.  more »
A trade war or trade slowdown with China could impact some credits, with West Coast container ports particularly vulnerable.  more »
The Lacey, Wash., Fire District 3 Board of Fire Commissioners on Thursday gazed into its financial future, weighing four financing options for an upcoming bond issue.  more »
Far West issuers sold $90.7 billion of municipal bonds in 2016, a 8.5% increase over the prior year.  more »
Three Yakima Valley, Wash., bond measures for new or improved school buildings were passing Tuesday evening, but a West Valley proposal was falling well short of the votes required for passage.  more »
Pasco, Wash., School Superintendent Michelle Whitney knows Pasco classrooms are overcrowded and going to get worse.  more »
PHOENIX - Legislation that would raise gasoline and other taxes to fund California transportation infrastructure is a step closer to passage after a committee vote Tuesday, in a sign of life for transportation after the legislature failed to pass a funding bill last session.  more »
Loma Linda University was downgraded to Baa1 by Moody’s Investors Service ahead of plans to price $179 million in revenues bonds next week.  more »
Bulldozers will be rolling and hammers swinging at the College of Marin's campuses as work begins this summer on projects funded by the $265 million bond voters passed last June.  more »
Clarkston, Idaho, School Board members were given a timeline Monday for the high school construction bond proposal the district intends to put to voters in exactly one year.  more »
A Kalispell, Mont., lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow community colleges to operate on the same terms as universities when they seek funding for building projects.  more »
California revenues for January beat projections in the governor's proposed 2017-18 budget by $844.4 million, but year-to-date revenues still missed the mark.  more »

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