GrayRobinson Adds Capitol Insight to Lobbying Practice
Florida-based GrayRobinson PA has teamed up with Capitol Insight, an influential lobbying group that will complement its government relations and lobbying practice, the firm said Wednesday.
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Two rating agencies flagged North Carolina’s implementation of House Bill 2 in upcoming bond offerings amid a national controversy over the law seen by some as discriminatory towards the LGBT community.  more »
DURHAM -- On the November ballot, Durham County residents will have the option of approving a bond referendum -- the amount hasn't been finalized, but expect it to be somewhere in the $170-million range.  more »
A year after North Carolina inked its first public-private partnership with I-77 Mobility Partners, lawmakers have filed bills to terminate the $648 million pact amid investigations into the deal.  more »
ATHENS -- The city has closed a $55 million bond deal to build a new high school.  more »
DONALDSONVILLE -- Ascension Parish School Board members heard on Tuesday about possibly paying for a new high school in the future with municipal bonds.  more »
The York County Council on Monday got its first look at the budget for next year, and taxpayers may see a slight rise in the tax rate they pay on their homes come July.  more »
The City Council may put bonds for housing, parks, economic development and other projects on the November ballot.  more »
Despite what they say is low unemployment in their states, four governors who spoke on a panel at the Milken Institute Global conference said job creation is their main priority.  more »
Broward County schools used data that School Board members are calling flawed to estimate the cost of construction projects in its $800 million bond program in 2014, and it could force a shake-up over which schools get the most money.  more »
A Corps of Engineers study assessing storm and flood risks is credit positive for Florida’s local governments because it will prioritize projects eligible for federal funds, Moody's Investors Service said Friday.  more »
Registered county voters will have the opportunity to voice their wishes on the controversial Claiborne County Jail expansion by casting a vote in favor or against the issue of bonds to pay for the project.  more »
Atlanta signed a 20-year lease with Delta Wednesday that keeps the carrier based in the city and paves the way for a $6 billion capital expansion plan at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  more »
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin approved the state budget for the next two fiscal years, which cuts agency and education funding to address a portion of the state’s massively underfunded pensions.  more »

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