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Broward County, Fla., Qualifies Convention Center Firms
Broward County, Fla., selected five companies that will compete to become the private partner that will expand the county’s convention center and build an adjacent hotel.
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Citing Kentucky’s unfunded pension liabilities, Standard & Poor's Thursday cut the Bluegrass state’s issuer credit rating to A-plus from AA-minus; other ratings were also downgraded.  more »
Florida's Martin and Indian River counties launched new legal challenges to the private All Aboard Florida passenger train project within days of a scheduled $1.75 billion bond offering.  more »
Atlanta Public Schools is still in search of a long-term solution to paying for one of the worst-funded pension plans in Georgia.  more »
The Decatur Downtown Redevelopment Authority will consider a proposal this morning to float a $12 million bond for the Cook Museum of Natural Science.  more »
The Atlanta Streetcar is conducting a national search for an executive director, and has named former AECOM/URS Corp. transit manager Keith Jones as interim director.  more »
WEST PALM BEACH -- On the field, the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros went into the final month of the Major League Baseball season scrambling to clinch a playoff spot.  more »
Hillview, Ky.'s bankruptcy filing offers more evidence that municipalities increasingly consider filing for reorganization as a way to cure balance-sheet problems, according to Moody's Investors Service.  more »
One of these days, Tomas Regalado may finally experience what it's like to be mayor of a city that is not defending charges or responding to investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Or, maybe not.  more »
Rowan Fiscal Court may be back to considering a 292-bed jail.  more »
West Jefferson Medical Center, La.'s bond ratings were cut three notches to Ba2 due to a "precipitous" downturn in operating performance, Moody's Investors Service said.  more »
North Carolina legislators hope that third time is a charm after passing yet another continuing resolution to keep state government running through Sept. 18.  more »
The National Association of Bond Lawyers has updated its bankruptcy guide for members with new information drawn from the relatively high number of municipal bankruptcy filings in the last few years.  more »
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a legislative panel that a "reversal in fortune" positioned state revenues to outpace forecasts by substantial sums.  more »

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