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Brownback Seeks Tax Hike, Bonds to Shrink Shortfall
Facing a $900 million shortfall, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing a combination of tax increases, cuts in transportation and pension funding and the sale of tobacco settlement securitization bonds.  more »
Citing improving market conditions, the University of Houston plans to increase its offering in a competitive sale by $40 million to more than $400 million.  more »
In its first deal of the year, the Texas Transportation Commission sees another opportunity to achieve savings with $800 million of refunding bonds.  more »
Parker County recently got a boost to its bond rating, which will result in savings on the $76.2 million county transportation bond program.  more »
Hunt County officials are taking the next step in starting projects included under a more than $24 million road bond package approved by voters in November.  more »
Hennessey Public Schools officials sprung into action after a school bond was paid off one year early.  more »
Some bond projects for the Bartlesville, Okla., Public School District will be able to get started at more quickly because the Bartlesville Board of Education approved a $13.25 million lease-purchase agreement with Arvest Bank during a Wednesday afternoon meeting.  more »
Endowed with record funding levels, the Texas Department of Transportation expects to gain momentum on $70 billion of transportation projects planned over the next decade.  more »
After several attempts to try and pass a bond for new buildings for Rush Springs, Okla., Public Schools, the bond was passed with a 68.47 percent yes vote, according to unofficial results of the Jan. 10 election.  more »
OGDEN, Utah -- The Weber School District is in the preliminary stages of considering a bond initiative this year.  more »
Stillwater, Okla., Public Schools would have $11 million to spend on maintenance projects district-wide if voters approve two bonds totaling $74 million on Valentine's Day.  more »
Voters in two Oklahoma City metro-area school districts approved bond issues in Tuesday's election.  more »
Dallas’ unresolved Police and Fire Pension crisis brought another downgrade Wednesday as S&P Global Ratings dropped the city to AA-minus and retained a negative outlook.  more »
As the 2017 Colorado General Assembly gets underway, one measure lawmakers are expected to consider is a sales tax increase for a $3.5 billion transportation and infrastructure bond program.  more »

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