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A Will County, Illinois school district took a five-notch rating downgrade to the lowest investment grade as it turns to short-term borrowing to deal with fallout from the improper accounting of past bond proceeds. more »
The Michigan House signed off on a $54 billion fiscal 2017 budget that provides more money to deal with Flints water contamination crisis and record spending for kindergarten through 12th grade education. more »
Missouri heads into the market next week with $100 million of its high-grade paper to finance state and public university building projects as lawmakers have wrapped up work on a fiscal 2017 budget with a final vote still looming on a gasoline tax proposal. more »
In a near unanimous vote, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday passed a bill that includes $1.4 billion in federal funding for Flint, Mich. as well as any other community facing a water crisis. more »
Brian Fraser, co-chair of the litigation department at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, examines the challenges of distinguishing a loan from a bond and a loan from a security, in a chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton.
Worst case, to-maturity debt service calculations that ignore the issuer's optional redemption feature lead to flatly wrong calculations for critical items like expected capital cost, refunding savings, and simple, basic principal and interest payments.