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N.Y. MTA to Issue More Green Bonds
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to issue more environmental green bonds in 2017, a finance official told board members.  more »
New York State debt is projected to decline for a fifth straight year at the end of the current budget cycle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo touted in his new spending plan proposal.  more »
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló rejected the Oversight Board’s demands for quick and deep austerity measures.  more »
Arlington Memorial Bridge was closed to vehicles during inaugural weekend to prevent further damage to the historic span.  more »
Stephen Reed, Harrisburg, Pa., mayor from 1982 to 2009, pleaded guilty to stealing city-purchased artifacts.  more »
PRESTON, Conn. -- The state Bond Commission has canceled its Jan. 27 agenda, causing what is expected to be a slight delay in state approval of the final $10 million in cleanup money for the former Norwich Hospital property.  more »
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's budget will include $91 million in additional Chapter 70 education funding to municipalities and $40 million extra in unrestricted local aid.  more »
A $60 million bond refinancing deal was structured in part to boost the fiscal health of the struggling Rensselaer School District in upstate New York.  more »
The recent refinancing of Series 2011 bonds will yield almost $1 million in savings for Carlisle Area School District, Pa.  more »
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed a $9.3 billion budget that calls for two years of free tuition at public colleges for in-state students.  more »
The Puerto Rico Oversight Board said a 79% reduction in payments may be in store for bondholders in fiscal 2019.  more »
While few would argue that Portland, Maine's school facilities are in need of repair, a debate is ongoing about how best to pay for the upgrades and whether a multimillion dollar bond to rebuild four elementary schools will address the district's most urgent needs.  more »
New Jersey's Department of Community Affairs hired Atlantic City business administrator Jason Holt to assist in its state takeover of the distressed city.  more »
FALL RIVER, Mass. -- With the hope the city will get a piece of the $1 trillion promised by President-elect Donald Trump for infrastructure improvement, Mayor Jasiel Correia II said Wednesday he's taking the $123 million bond referendum meant to upgrade the city's aging wastewater treatment facilities off the table.  more »

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