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Oklahoma Oil, Gas Revenue Gains Point to Recovery as Slump Lingers
For the second month in a row, Oklahoma’s tax collections from the production of oil and natural gas in November surpassed collections from the same month last year, while revenues from all sources continued to fall, according to State Treasurer Ken Miller.  more »
With plans for developing a major league soccer facility in Garden City, Kan., apparently off the table, the Garden City Commission intends to seek a one-year extension of the local STAR Bond district in the hopes that a new project will come forward in that time frame.  more »
Federal civil rights investigation will delay Colorado’s proposed $1.7 billion P3 highway expansion project.  more »
Moving toward building a new ballpark and commercial district west of the Arkansas River, the Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved expanding a sales tax district to pay for public improvements.  more »
The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved industrial revenue bonds and property tax abatements for Air Capital Flight Line and Spirit AeroSystems.  more »
With revenues running lower than expected in 2016, the Texas Legislature will keep a tighter grip on spending despite increasing demands for growth-related funding in the session that begins next month.  more »
After reducing its revenue forecast for the current fiscal year, Kansas hit its November revenue target as lawmakers prepared for another lean budget year.  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 »
The Internal Revenue Service notified the Judson Independent School District near San Antonio that the district’s $240.8 million of 2007 bonds were the subject of a routine audit.  more »
Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care providers, is in danger of a downgrade from S&P Global Ratings after analysts placed its A-minus rating on its negative watch list.  more »
The Boulder Valley School District is predicting that six major construction projects will save the school district about $170,000 in energy bills each year.  more »
SOUTHLAKE -- Carroll school district officials are seeking community input through a series of town hall meetings and an online survey to gauge support for a possible 2017 bond election.  more »
A request for state Supreme Court validation on $420 million of toll revenue bonds has sidelined the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority deal as rates rose in post-election investor uncertainty.  more »
Texas lawmakers created a local pension system that was "designed to fail," but Dallas is bearing the consequences of billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, said Mayor Mike Rawlings.  more »

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