Washington Treasurer Hails Bond Sale Outcome
Washington State Treasurer James McIntire announced late Wednesday that he is pleased with the results of the state’s general obligation bond sale this week, including its first ever green bonds.
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California plans to price $446 million in veterans’ general obligation bonds on Oct. 7 and 8 in a combined refunding/new money sale so it can offer more home loans to veterans.  more »
Royal Dutch Shell's decision to walk away from its unsuccessful drilling efforts in the Alaskan Arctic is credit negative for Alaska, Moody's Investors Service said Monday.  more »
Many public agencies in California do not have an internal control system to manage their bond funds, according to a draft report for a task force commissioned by State Treasurer John Chiang.  more »
The Lewiston School Board has more questions than answers as it eyes a possible May high school construction bond attempt.  more »
Voters will be asked to approve what officials say are much-needed upgrades for schools in the East Valley and Toppenish districts on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.  more »
Standard & Poor's revised its outlook to negative from stable on Live Oak School District, Calif. general obligation bonds.  more »
California achieved $104 million in present value savings on a $548.2 million lease revenue bond refunding for the State Public Works Board, according to Treasurer John Chiang.  more »
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the AA-minus rating on Bay Area Toll Authority, Calif.’s approximately $5.7 billion outstanding senior lien toll bridge revenue bonds.  more »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences plans to sell $349 million in revenue bonds next week to fund construction of its film museum.  more »
Facing a $3.5 billion deficit, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is calling the state's legislature into special session Oct. 24 to discuss measures to monetize Alaska's untapped natural gas resources.  more »
Standard & Poor’s analysts say a recent bill to smooth the process of dissolving California’s agencies will have minimal effect on credit.  more »
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded about $23 million of Sonoma Valley Health Care District, Calif. general obligation bonds to Baa1 from A1.  more »
Hawaii's Maui County received affirmations on its AA-plus-level ratings for the fifth year running ahead of plans on Oct. 7 to sell $61 million in general obligation bonds competitively.  more »

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