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Tennessee Lawmakers to Mull Tax Cuts, More Transportation Funding
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out legislation Wednesday that would cut taxes and increase transportation funding for the first time in 28 years.  more »
With a privately owned passenger train service just months away from starting up in south Florida, opponents told a federal judge it would be inequitable to dismiss their lawsuits because of a “backroom” deal involving public financing for the project.  more »
A significant increase in Birmingham, Ala.’s pension liabilities led Fitch Ratings to cut the city’s issuer default and bond ratings by one notch to AA-minus, and to revise the rating outlook to negative.  more »
High Point leaders are once again talking about a general obligation bond package as a way to finance some of the city's long-term capital needs.  more »
The city's utility bond rating took a small hit this month, but the outlook remains stable, according to a release from Fitch Ratings.  more »
Schools are starting to see some concrete results from the $800 million bond that voters approved in 2014, but there still is no start date for the most desperately needed renovations.  more »
Louisiana’s economists projected Friday the state’s budget shortfall will be as high as $313 million, prompting Gov. John Bel Edwards to say the deficit clearly indicates the need for special legislative session.  more »
A nearly $50 billion budget for Georgia in fiscal 2018 has been recommended by Gov. Nathan Deal, who is also requesting $1 billion of borrowing for state projects, education and transportation.  more »
Kentucky’s credit outlook was revised to negative ahead of an upcoming bond deal, a change S&P Global Ratings said was triggered by the state’s unfunded pension obligations.  more »
The Jefferson Parish, La., Council unanimously gave its approval Wednesday (Jan. 11) to allow the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to borrow up to $133 million to pay for safety improvements on the 26-mile bridge. A toll increase set to go into effect in May will be used to pay off the debt.  more »
GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- The Scott County school board on Tuesday unanimously approved a property-tax increase to help fund the construction of Great Crossing High School, which would be the district's second high school.  more »
An eventful year lies ahead for Louisiana with a special legislative session potentially necessary to address yet another budget shortfall and continued recovery efforts from last year’s disastrous floods.  more »
The Cobb County, Ga., Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $24.7 million on land for new parks.  more »
BALDWYN, Miss. -- Residents of the Baldwyn School District voted overwhelmingly in support of a $2 million bond issue that will fund the construction of a career and technical education facility on the district's high school campus.  more »

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