Chicago Archdiocese Outlook Up to Stable
Moody’s Investors Service late Friday revised its outlook to stable from negative on the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.  more »
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The Fennville Public Schools Board, Mich., has refinanced a portion of the district's bond debt for a third time, saving taxpayers more than $1 million over the next 17 years.  more »
State Fair Community College, Mo., is asking voters to pass a proposed $28 million bond measure in the April 4 Municipal Election that would finance the construction of a new technical education facility at the Sedalia campus.  more »
Illinois Senate leaders will push for midweek passage of their “Grand Bargain” legislation in hopes of breaking more than18 months of political gridlock.  more »
Wisconsin expects $454 million more in general fund taxes will be collected through the next two-year budget cycle as Gov. Scott Walker prepares to release a new budget next month.  more »
Kansas City Council members put aside their differences and reached a compromise Thursday on one of their top priorities -- a ballot proposal to pay for a generation's worth of infrastructure improvements.  more »
Chicago’s spread penalties in the primary market hit a new peak Thursday on its $1.2 billion general obligation sale.  more »
Michigan's underfunding of its infrastructure could crowd out the state's ability to fund other priorities such as improving pension funding at a time when tax revenues are beginning to slow, according to a Moody's Investors Service.  more »
CARLISLE, Ohio -- The Carlisle Board of Education will soon take the first step to placing an estimated $49 million bond issue on the May ballot to construct a new K-12 building.  more »
Hinsdale High School District 86, Ill., plans to ask voters for permission to issue $76 million worth of bonds with a 15-year term that would cost the owners of a $500,000 house about $204 more in property taxes each year.  more »
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181, Ill., is taking a good-faith gamble that complications with its planned $53.3 million bond sale to fund the building of a new Hinsdale Middle School, approved by voters in November, are worked out so that bond sale may be completed.  more »
Missouri needs to cut $700 million in spending through the next 18 months to keep its books balanced, Gov. Eric Greitens warned this week.  more »
Indiana must keep its books balanced and its reserves well-funded, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said, calling the state government’s strong fiscal health a “bedrock” of its appeal for businesses.  more »
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder put the state's infrastructure needs at the top of his to-do list in his State of the State address  more »

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