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New Mexico Schools Sue for Higher State Funding
Three New Mexico school districts are suing the state to boost funding that ranks among the lowest in the nation per pupil.
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Texas officials like DeWitt County, Texas, Judge Darryl Fowler are riding a boom from oil and gas drilling but know from experience that a "Texas Miracle" can quickly turn into a mirage.  more »
Moody's Investors Service shifted its outlook on Texas Health Resources to "developing" from "positive" after its Dallas hospital's handling of the nation's first Ebola case.  more »
Four years after its launch, the $2.1 billion North Tarrant Express is open to traffic and providing a financial model for other projects in the state, developers say.  more »
The Phoenix City Council has approved a $103 million construction contract for the first phase of a $590 million renovation of Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor International Airport.  more »
Arizona's Treasurer and Republican candidate for governor is easing off calls for elimination of the income tax amid a $520 million deficit in the current fiscal year and a potential $1 billion shortfall in the next.  more »
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reached a settlement with Houston-area financial advisor R. Craig Rathmann, accused of colluding with RBC Capital Markets to limit competition on bond deals for municipal utility districts.  more »
More than four decades after Southwest Airlines landed at Love Field, the Dallas airport is finally unshackled from the Wright Amendment that minimized its rivalry with Dallas-Fort Worth International.  more »
More than four decades after Southwest Airlines landed at Love Field, the Dallas airport is finally unshackled from the Wright Amendment that minimized its rivalry with Dallas-Fort Worth International.  more »
Texas sales tax revenue rose 7.9% in September to $2.17 billion, marking the 54th straight month of increases, but concerns about the oil and gas industry are beginning to emerge.  more »
Conroe Independent School District in the northern suburbs of Houston sees strong demand for $150 million of bonds that include refunding and new money.  more »
With revenues for the past year already running at record levels, Oklahoma revenues surged 8% in September.  more »
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, one of the largest and fastest-growing in Texas, was upgraded by Moody's Investors Service as it headed to market with $463 million of new money and refunding bonds.  more »
Colorado's Public Finance Associates will become part of Minnesota-based Ehlers Companies in the wake of new regulations that could prove challenging for smaller firms.  more »

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