Issuer officials who said Treasury's final issue price rules are a vast improvement over earlier proposals nevertheless raised concern that they might discourage competitive sales of bonds or create problems for issuers if underwriters run afoul of the rules.
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Florida has taken advantage of favorable market conditions for more than six years capturing $2 billion in savings from refinancings, but the state's top finance official says that run is probably coming to an end. more »
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- State budget forecasters determined Tuesday that tax revenue supporting projects to build and repair schools will drop by 5 percent next year and that bonds may be an alternative. more »
U.S. Bank N.A., the trustee for Oconee Regional Medical Center, notified bondholders Tuesday that the Georgia hospital defaulted on its Dec. 1 principal bond payment. It is the second default this year. more »
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called on lawmakers to hold a special session Dec. 13 to address Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. On Monday, he conceded to losing his reelection bid after challenging some balloting results. more »
The West Baton Rouge Parish school district has two tax proposals on the Dec. 10 ballot that could mean a pay hike for employees and could help the district make long-term facility improvements parishwide for the growing school system. more »
In a Bond Buyer roundtable, Northeast regional editor Paul Burton and markets reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman explain how the muni market is a microcosm for a crazy year. They discuss issuance, yields, red-flag states, New York Citys finances and what we might expect in 2017.