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New Jersey Turnpike Will Test Market with $525 Million
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is likely to face spread penalties for its $525 million revenue bond deal this week, but strong demand is still expected despite the state's credit woes.  more »
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will price $525 million of revenue bonds.
The Portland, Maine, City Council is still at loggerheads over whether to ask local taxpayers to approve a $64 million bond to renovate four elementary schools.  more »
HOLYOKE, Mass. -- The Standard and Poor's municipal credit-rating agency has given the city an overall positive evaluation but with key negatives in a report about the city's refunding.  more »
Rising pension liabilities landed New Jersey its second downgrade in less than four months Monday, with Moody’s Investors Service dropping the state’s general obligation bonds one notch to A3.  more »
Puerto Rico employment was up 1.2% in February compared to January.  more »
In many ways, if Puerto Rico is a cup of coffee, the USVI is a shot of espresso.  more »
Geisinger Health System needs approvals from 14 Pennsylvania counties and one New Jersey county to issue up to $850 million in bonds for projects throughout the system.  more »
New Jersey lawmakers approved legislation to spin off management of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System from the state’s struggling $71 billion pension fund.  more »
The specter of massive cuts in federal domestic aid could force New York City officials to think outside the box about how save programs now financed by the feds.  more »
A Catonsville, Md., therapeutic horse riding center and the Community College of Baltimore County are among potential beneficiaries of bond bills from southwest Baltimore County legislators being considered in this year's state General Assembly.  more »
President Trump's healthcare bill would blow a hole in Rhode Island's budget and leave many state residents uninsured, said Gov. Gina Raimondo.  more »
The United States Virgin Islands plans to sell a $40 million revenue anticipation note to Banco Popular to help it get through the fiscal year ending on Sept. 30.  more »
D.C. is appealing the IRS determination of taxability on its bonds while a former IRS official faults the developer and bond counsel for violations of tax requirements.  more »
The Puerto Rico Oversight Board has named a veteran of the Ukraine’s 2014 to 2016 restructuring to be its executive director.  more »

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