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San Antonio plans to offer the market $564 million of revenue refunding bonds for CPS Energy as the city copes with rapid growth.  more »
The Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education is expected to vote next week on a proposal to house the district's new consolidated middle school at the De Vargas campus on Llano Street.  more »
Enid Public Schools has received recognition for its work on the 2016 bond program from a national association.  more »
Abilene's $80.7 million bond program is on schedule -- with one road project completed -- despite almost historic rainfall during the spring, according to the city's capital improvements director.  more »
Sponsors of a $1 billion rail line in north Texas said more than $535 million of federal funding is on the way.  more »
While there is no doubt of the great need to improve and upgrade buildings and infrastructure throughout Pueblo City Schools (D60) -- Job Gutierrez of Wold Architects put a price tag of $313 million on the endeavor -- the discussion during Monday's board of education retreat session centered around a potential bond issue to fund that work.  more »
When Ector County Independent School District students return to school in the fall, a majority of the construction projects the district embarked on with proceeds from a $129.75 million bond issue will be wrapped up.  more »
After much discussion and preliminary action taken at earlier meetings, the financing of an $11.7 million downtown field house was approved unanimously by the Salina City Commission at its regular meeting Monday.  more »
With dozens of oil and gas company bankruptcies, energy producing states face a growing backlog of abandoned wells as revenue to fix the problems dwindles.  more »
Unlike its neighbors, Arkansas does not tap its general revenues for transportation projects.  more »
Dallas plans to take advantage of continuing low interest rates with a $640 million issue of water and sewer bonds that combine new money and refunding.  more »
At last Thursday's Anna school board meeting, following a presentation by Brian Grubbs, the board adopted an order authorizing the issuance of unlimited tax bonds, set parameters of the sale, approved an official statement and enacted other provisions relating to the bond program.  more »
For the second straight year, Texas will not need to issue tax and revenue anticipation notes to manage its cash-flow needs, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced.  more »

Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton, markets reporter Aaron Weitzman and Northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen examine the hot-button problem of public pension liability, including the lingering Illinois shadow, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, union pushback and Pennsylvania's bill to switch new employees to 401(k)-style plans.

As we await the final shoe to drop with regard to the SEC's MCDC initiative, the municipal market may be at a turning point in terms of disclosure.

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