Aurora Colo. Sees Savings on $437M Refunding
In the largest deal from Colorado this year, the Denver suburb of Aurora saved 12.9% on a $437 million refunding, official said.  more »
Santa Fe County, N.M., voters will have a chance Nov. 8 to approve up to $35 million in general obligation bonds to help pay for roadwork, wastewater projects, park improvements and community health facilities.  more »
If the city of Abilene does not increase its tax rate for fiscal year 2017, it would have to find $1.8 million in its budget to cover the cost of debt service payments due next year as a result of the $80.7 million bond program approved by voters in May 2015.  more »
San Antonio officials are gearing up for the 2017 municipal bond, a $850 million list of big-ticket infrastructure projects that will, in part, help the city prepare for an estimated 1.1 million more people who will one day live in the region.  more »
Kansas absorbed a downgrade when S&P Global Ratings dropped the state’s issuer credit rating one notch to AA-minus.  more »
Rio Rancho Public Schools will be able to construct a long-planned $24.5 million elementary school if voters approve the district's bond sale on Aug. 30.  more »
COLUMBUS, Kan. -- Cherokee County commissioners could be looking at asking the state for permission to issue warrants to borrow money to raise enough money to pay county bills for the rest of the year, county officials said.  more »
Sedgwick County, Kan., commissioners are divided over how the county should pay for roads, bridges and other capital projects like building upgrades.  more »
BOK Financial is changing the name of its broker-dealer to BOK Financial. The firm was known for 25 years as BOSC, Inc.  more »
Uncertainty over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement has not stopped Texas from continuing to invest in freight routes across the Rio Grande.  more »
Residents in the Pond Creek-Hunter school district will go to the polls Aug. 23 to vote on a bond proposal that would fund a football field and track complex.  more »
The consulting firm working on planning for a future El Paso Independent School District bond issue has walked away from the project, saying the district refused to enter into a contract for agreed-upon services.  more »
Five area school districts are asking voters for more money in the November election.  more »
Rio Rancho Public Schools will be able to construct a long-planned $24.5 million elementary school if voters approve the district's bond sale on Aug. 30.  more »

Maria Doulis of the watchdog Citizens Budget Commission and Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management dissect New York City's $82 billion budget with Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton. They explore efficiencies, debt management, reserves, the economy, the capital budget and Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to overhaul Health + Hospitals.

In the past 3½ years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has asserted its enforcement role considerably, in what can fairly be described as a form of direct regulation of issuers.

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