Infrastructure projects in the U.S. are plagued by long pre-construction periods, an under-utilization of the public-private partnership financing model, and an inability to both gain support and access capital, a panel of market participants said this week.
Investment firms and public pension managers called for North Carolina to repeal a law seen as discriminatory to gay, bisexual, and transgender people, saying that it does not bode well for the triple-A rated state.
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Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso said the city has received a proposed settlement of the Securities and Exchange Commission's case, in which a jury found the city guilty of securities fraud last week.
Miami officials will hold a special meeting with attorneys to determine whether to accept a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in light of a verdict finding the city guilty of securities fraud.
With passenger levels continuing to exceed expectations, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority plans to issue $189.4 million of airport revenue bonds for its capital improvement and expansion plans at Orlando International Airport.
The city of Miami and the federal government have spent seven years fighting over whether Miami officials played a shell game with their finances in the late 2000s in order to hide a financial crisis and defraud bond investors.
Amid a federal corruption probe, Opa-locka, Fla.'s former manager, David Chiverton pleaded guilty to taking pay-offs as a state financial oversight panel attempts to prevent the city from having to file for bankruptcy.
After four years of record spending, Florida’s economists believe the state budget is headed for structural imbalance due to tax cuts and rising program costs even though revenues are expected to continuing rising.
The Securities and Exchange Commission kicked off a long-awaited civil trial against the city of Miami Monday, arguing to a federal jury that city officials used illegal money transfers to hide gaping financial problems and sell $150 million in risky bonds to unwitting investors in the late 2000s.
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, in an in-depth chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton, explains how the state can rebound through infrastructure. He also talks about his push to require investment firms to reveal public pension fees, lessons learned from the 38 Studios debacle, and his teaching days in post-Katrina Louisiana early in his career.