Louisiana Treasurer's Senate Bid Decided Saturday
Voters in Louisiana go to the polls Saturday to choose the remaining U.S. Senator in this election cycle, with the state’s treasurer, Republican John Kennedy, facing Democrat Foster Campbell.  more »
The Association of County Commissions of Alabama voted Thursday to seek legislative approval of a $1.2 billion bond issue for road construction during next year's legislative session.  more »
A judge ruled Wednesday that the City of Winter Park, Fla., can issue bonds to build its new 50,000-square-foot library project in Martin Luther King Park, court records show.  more »
The Columbus, Ga., Consolidated Government's fund balance is currently at a low point not seen in recent memory.  more »
SANFORD, N.C. -- T. Esten Marchant feels pretty good about things at Central Carolina Community College right now.  more »
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 »
PICKENS, S.C. -- The Pickens County Council approved a $7.8 million bond issue Monday night and accepted bids to prepare new sites for development in the Pickens County Commerce Park.  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 »
Afraid of rising interest rates, the Jackson County, Miss., Board of Supervisors voted Monday to borrow $20 million for road projects.  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 »
Energy-producing states affected by two years of deterioration in natural resource prices can expect continued global headwinds to pressure revenues, according to Fitch Ratings.  more »
David Carrington, who was president of the commission that placed Jefferson County, Ala., into Chapter 9, said his experience presents an opportunity for him to consider running for governor.  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 City’s finances and what we might expect in 2017.

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