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Southwest Issuers Close to Last Year's Record Pace
Issuers in the Southwest sold $42.85 billion of bonds in the first half of 2016, only 0.6% behind the record pace of the same period last year, according to Thomson Reuters data.  more »
Hilldale failed to get enough votes to pass two bond issue proposals totaling $13.8 million on Tuesday, but Gore voters approved their bond issue.  more »
For the second time in 18 months, voters in the Seminole School District have soundly defeated a bond issue designed to finance construction of a new high school.  more »
Voters approved school bond issues in several central Oklahoma school districts Tuesday.  more »
The Oklahoma City school district is moving ahead with a $180 million bond election to address building maintenance issues, replace aging buses and equip every school with the latest technology.  more »
It sounds more like alphabet soup than funding mechanisms for public projects, but the Salina City Commission on Monday conducted public hearings on a STAR bond district and a TIF district; they'll consider a CID at a future meeting.  more »
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will meet Tuesday to consider increasing tolls in three increments, totaling 17 percent.  more »
The Anderson County, Texas, Commission Court Monday morning approved putting a bond resolution on the Nov. 8 ballot that, if approved, will be used to repair county roads.  more »
The Corpus Christi ISD board of trustees ushered in the school year with a new budget, and pushed for a $194 million bond package to be left up to voters.  more »
SEMINOLE, Okla. -- Round 2 of a bitterly contested school bond fight has once again split this small, east-central Oklahoma community.  more »
The Calera Independent School District needs a new high school according to Superintendent Gerald Parks. "We have about 560 elementary students with a lot of growth in the community. We need a new school for these students. We need a new high school to teach these students and have room for them," Parks said.  more »
MUD 187 came to be when a Houston developer arranged for two people to move their trailer onto a 519-acre site on the edge of Richmond in Fort Bend County, which at the time was an empty field.  more »
In a freewheeling discussion last week, the City Council decided to bring both credit and cash options -- a bond program, and a route to raise property taxes -- to residents for permission by ballot.  more »
The federal Bureau of Prisons' phase out of private prisons has only a small effect on the municipal bond-financed private lockup sector, leaving bond-financed immigration detention centers untouched.  more »

Dean Fuleihan, New York City’s Director of Management and Budget, sits down with The Bond Buyer’s Senior Marker Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the city’s fiscal 2017 budget. Fuleihan also discusses the city’s aging infrastructure and what it takes to get the right balance between maintaining the old and building the new.

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