Issuer officials who said Treasury's final issue price rules are a vast improvement over earlier proposals nevertheless raised concern that they might discourage competitive sales of bonds or create problems for issuers if underwriters run afoul of the rules.
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With legal opinions endorsing the bankruptcy-remote structure of its next deal, and an A rating in hand, Chicago Public Schools new tax-revenue backed credit has a clear path to market access, though yield penalties will remain. more »
WORTHINGTON, Minn. -- The Nobles County Public Works Department is expected to be busy in 2017 after the county's board of commissioners on Thursday authorized the sale of $9,505,000 in general obligation state aid road bonds. more »
WINFIELD, Iowa -- The Winfield-Mount Union school facilities committee voted Wednesday to present a plan to move forward in pursuing a bond issue of $9.5 million to remodel the school building and install a new HVAC system. more »
Chicago Public Schools is readying its inaugural sale under a new dedicated capital improvement tax structure crafted to convince investors that bond repayment is insulated from both the district's operating struggles and the threat of Chapter 9. more »
Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health plans to price a $345 million deal this week that includes a refunding, conversion of variable rate debt to fixed rate, and new money to partially fund the health systems expansion. more »
In a Bond Buyer roundtable, Northeast regional editor Paul Burton and markets reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman explain how the muni market is a microcosm for a crazy year. They discuss issuance, yields, red-flag states, New York Citys finances and what we might expect in 2017.