Warriors Arena Closer To Reality After Legal Victory
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 »
California Treasurer John Chiang announced that municipal finance firms seeking state business will be required to certify that they will make no contributions to local bond election campaigns in the state.  more »
Bakersfield City School District trustees unanimously approved placing a $110 million bond measure on the November ballot, the fourth largest measure to be put before Kern County voters so far this year.  more »
Lackluster investment returns reported by some of the nation's largest public pension funds signal intensifying fiscal pressure on U.S. state and local governments, Moody's Investment Service said Tuesday.  more »
CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Southwestern College will refinance $100 million of its Proposition R bond debt at a lower interest rate for a potential savings to taxpayers of about $13.4 million.  more »
Bakersfield City School District trustees are poised to approve a $110 million facilities improvement bond measure Tuesday, which would be the fifth eight-figure school measure heading to local ballots in November.  more »
The Federal Transit Administration granted Honolulu additional time for a recovery plan to deal with cost overruns on its elevated rail project.  more »
BARSTOW -- A decision on whether or not to place a $39 million bond measure on the November ballot will likely be made Tuesday, according to Barstow Unified School District Superintendent Jeff Malan.  more »
YAKIMA, Wash. -- The new Washington Elementary School in Sunnyside is a little more than six weeks away from ringing in the school year.  more »
The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents to move forward with a $1.1 billion public-private partnership.  more »
A California Supreme Court ruling removes one obstacle for Gov. Jerry Brown’s $15.7 billion plan to build two giant water tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  more »
White Pine County School District, Nev.’s general obligation bond limited tax rating was downgraded to Baa2 by Moody’s Investors Service, which retained a negative outlook.  more »
EL CAJON -- The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District will ask voters in November to OK borrowing money to build a regional workforce training center and repair aging facilities.  more »
SAN DIEGO -- Republicans on the San Diego City Council this week killed a proposed November ballot measure that would have raised property taxes for construction of 18 fire stations across the city.  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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