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Illinois Sets Senior Manager Pool
Illinois named 15 firms to the new senior manager underwriting pool it will use for negotiated bond sales over the next three years.  more »
Illinois sets new senior manager pool as it plots $2 billion in refunding and other possible deals.
Chicago-based veteran municipal analyst Peter Stettler has joined Piper Jaffray's strategic analytics team.  more »
WILLMAR -- The Kandiyohi County Board formally committed this week to a bond issue as the funding mechanism to support rural broadband development.  more »
Greenon Local Schools officials are trying to craft a new school bond issue that the Enon community will pass.  more »
The Michigan Treasury has appointed Michigan State University local government expert Eric Scorsone as senior deputy state treasurer for finance.  more »
The Michigan Finance Authority approved a plan to issue $235 million of debt to refund some Detroit Public Schools bonds before they lose their state aid backing on Oct. 1.  more »
CEDAR RAPIDS -- With the election less than two months away, the group pushing for Linn County's proposed $40 million conservation bond is kicking off its campaign effort.  more »
Chicago will bolster its police ranks as part of a broader plan aimed at reining in a skyrocketing homicide rate that some believe threatens to undercut the city’s recent fiscal progress.  more »
Bloomington, Ind., city officials now have approval to sell bonds to cover up to several million dollars in projects, including purchases intended to help implement proposed changes to the sanitation system.  more »
Developers of major “transformational” projects proposed in Michigan would be allowed to capture sales and income taxes related to the project as way to offset the costs of redevelopment under legislation that is headed to the state senate.  more »
Wisconsin’s new budget director will take the helm next month as work begins in earnest on the state’s new biennial spending plan.  more »
Ralston, Nebraska’s general obligation arena bonds were dropped seven notches to junk by S&P Global Ratings after the project has struggled to produce the revenue needed to repay the debt.  more »
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy’s municipal finance center is offering grants for academic research projects on topics that range from public sector pensions and bond financing to infrastructure, taxation, and the politics of public finance.  more »
The Internal Revenue Service’s proposed definition of a political subdivision could jeopardize the tax-exempt bonds of many public entities in Minnesota, the state’s congressional delegation recently told the agency and the Treasury Department.  more »

The Texas Water Development Board chairman Bech Bruun sits down with markets reporter Aaron Weitzman to discuss a gambit of topics, including droughts in Texas and how those disastrous times have turned into learning experiences. They also discuss the history of the TWDB and its various programs as well as what it's like not only being an issuer in today's low interest rate environment but also what it's like being an issuer from Texas.

The orders provide some insight into what the Securities and Exchange Commission considers to be a material false or misleading statement in an offering document.

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