An alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives with Dignity Health to create one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health-care providers would be a positive credit factor for the two organizations, according to Moody’s Investors Service.  more »
New Mexico has fallen from the ranks of Moody’s Investors Service Aaa-rated states due to shrinking reserves and falling revenues.  more »
Property developments around DART’s light rail stations are important factors in the strong North Texas economy.  more »
Moody's Investors Service said it has downgraded the state of New Mexico's general obligation bonds to Aa1 from Aaa, affecting $327 million of outstanding debt.  more »
The Regional Transportation District that serves metro Denver will continue to grow its rail and bus system with $197 million of revenue bonds.  more »
Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health are in negotiations that could result in creation of the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital chain or another form of “alignment.”  more »
Boosted by a rating upgrade, the Denver Convention Center Hotel Authority is refunding its outstanding debt as the Mile High City launches a $778 million program to attract more visitors.  more »
Two weeks in August shined a heat lamp on a slew of maintenance issues facing Oklahoma City Public Schools, issues that compromised teaching and learning.  more »
New Mexico voters are being asked to approve tens of millions of dollars worth of construction projects at higher education institutions across the state, including a new $27 million physics and astronomy building on the University of New Mexico campus.  more »
In addition to a $5 million bond to build two new community health facilities, Santa Fe County voters are also being asked to consider four other General Obligation Bond questions that, if approved, would generate $30 million for roads, water and wastewater projects, public safety facilities, and parks and open space.  more »
Santa Fe County Commission Chairman Miguel Chavez says he introduced two questions that will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot because he believes there's a need for the county to take a proactive approach to a behavioral health and substance abuse crisis throughout New Mexico.  more »
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Protecting lives and property from flooding in Albuquerque is the work of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority.  more »
New computers at the Santa Fe Public Library, new equipment for an expanded state crime lab, new vehicles for senior centers, and a performing arts and fitness center are among projects that will receive funding if voters statewide approve four multimillion-dollar general obligation bond issues in the general election.  more »

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Nicole Gelinas discusses the many challenges facing New York regional transportation with The Bond Buyer's Paul Burton and Andrew Coen. Topics include capital funding, Port Authority and MTA megaprojects and alternative funding to counter the L subway line shutdown.

The SEC's MCDC initiative is causing many municipal issuers and underwriters to change the way they do things.

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