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After 8-Month CFO Vacancy, DIA Promotes Shanahan
For the first time in eight months, Denver International Airport has a chief financial officer with the promotion of Gisela Shanahan from her previous post as senior manager of capital planning and budget.
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The Arkansas legislature quickly approved bills to authorize GO bonds to help a Lockheed Martin factory project.  more »
The Anna school district used controversial capital appreciation bonds to finish a new high school because of taxing limits in state law, officials have said.  more »
Moody's Investors Service assigned a Aaa to Irving's $21 million General Obligation (GO) bonds, the highest rating the agency could assign. Moody's cited Irving's strong and experienced management team as well as a stable economy in its decision for affirming the top rating.  more »
Betty Reynard said it was about this time in 2013 when every Texas university and college had its hopes for significant construction projects crushed.  more »
SANTA FE -- The state Auditor's Office will look into the city of Santa Fe's handling of a $30.3 million voter-approved parks and trails bond that recently came under the scrutiny of an independent accounting firm hired to perform a financial review.  more »
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and legislative leaders have agreed on $3.8 billion tax cut for businesses and property owners as the 2015 session enters its final week.  more »
A proposed constitutional amendment approved by House and Senate leaders would dedicate $2.5 billion of the general sales tax to the highway fund and add a portion of motor vehicle sales taxes beginning in 2020.  more »
Tucson, Ariz., gets a downgrade and a negative outlook from Fitch Ratings as it prepares to issue $78 million of debt.  more »
Texas franchise tax revenue collections as of the annual May 15 deadline totaled $4.12 billion, which matched projections, state Comptroller Glenn Hegar said.  more »
El Paso Children’s Hospital's bankruptcy filing led to board resignations and the threat of a rating downgrade, though $120 million of bonds appear well secured by a general obligation pledge.  more »
Prosper Town Council members heard from town staff about a drought plan and discussed bond issuance to fund safety and street projects, among other items.  more »
The Port Arthur Independent School District Board of Trustees -- under new leadership after the May 9 election -- approved contract agreements Tuesday night with multiple construction, architecture and engineering firms to lead the first $100 million in projects for the district's $195 million school bond.  more »
Arizona’s moves toward a structurally balanced budget earn an upgrade from Standard & Poor’s to AA from AA-minus.  more »

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