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Orange County, Fla., Prices $170M Tourist Tax Deal Thursday
Orange County, Fla., plans to competitively price a $170 million tourist tax refunding deal Thursday that comes to market with three rating upgrades due to substantial growth in hotel revenues.
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Current jail approved to hold 290 inmates; current population is 450  more »
The Florida Legislature will attempt to bridge an impasse over low income healthcare funding that has left the state without a fiscal 2016 budget and facing a government shutdown.  more »
Special highways panel says West Virginia needs to increase transportation funding by $1.1 billion per year.  more »
RALEIGH -- Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday morning met with Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly to promote his proposal to issue bonds to make roads and building improvements across the state.  more »
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- S.C. lawmakers likely will drive home a week from Thursday without passing a plan to fix South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges.  more »
A former congressman and ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee says All Aboard Florida's express passenger rail project is ineligible for $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds because its trains will move too slow. But two current U.S. House members disagree.  more »
New service and a rebound in passengers at Orlando International Airport have expedited planning for a new $1 billion terminal.  more »
The Rock Hill School Board passed resolutions Monday to issue up to $115 million in bonds -- the next step in plans to improve the district's schools.  more »
MEADOW BRIDGE, W.Va. -- The abrupt January closure of Collins Middle School's seventh-and-eighth-grade building has fueled an effort to pass Fayette County's first bond in more than 40 years despite continuing opposition to consolidation.  more »
The Central Florida Expressway Authority plans to issue $193 million in bond anticipation notes to provide interim financing for work on the Wekiva Parkway.  more »
Moody's Investors Service downgraded WakeMed, N.C.'s bonds to A2 from A1 due to its weakened financial performance.  more »
CHAPEL HILL -- Gov. Pat McCrory's plan for a $3 billion statewide bond referendum includes $504 million for the state's universities. UNC system leaders are pushing for more.  more »
Work on North Carolina’s Interstate 77 express toll lane project will begin this summer with a lawsuit pending and over recent objections filed by some communities.  more »

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