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Toll Roads Risky in Undeveloped Areas, Fitch Says
July 22, 2014 The plight of State Highway 130 outside Austin, Texas, is a stark example of the risks involved in building toll roads in...

SEC In Slow-Moving Probe of Kansas Pension Disclosure
July 22, 2014 The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for its pension...

Zions Direct Sees Online Opportunity For Muni Primary
July 21, 2014 The online securities auction site Zions Direct – intent on becoming the "eBay of fixed income" -- is looking for a chance to...

Investment Returns Push Kansas Pension Funding Above 60%
July 21, 2014 Kansas Public Employees Retirement System has crossed the 60% funding threshold for its pension fund with strong investment...

Hickenlooper Leaves Fracking Call to Voters
July 18, 2014 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will leave a decision on statewide oil and gas drilling restrictions to voters instead of...

Brewer to Appeal $1.6B Arizona School Fund Ruling
July 18, 2014 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the state will appeal a state district court order to restore $1.6 billion in school funding.

Utah Charges Brought Against Two Former AGs
July 17, 2014 Two former attorneys general for Utah, Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, took bribes in criminal and civil cases, prosecutors...

Moody's Downgrades University Medical Center of Arizona
July 16, 2014 Moody's Investors Service downgraded University Medical Center Corp.'s $330 million of debt to Baa2 and retained a negative...

New Mexico Replenishes Loan Pool with $57M Deal
July 15, 2014 The New Mexico Finance Authority will raise $57 million for its public project revolving loan fund with a competitive sale of...

Kansas DOT Brings $250M to Lean Muni Market
July 14, 2014 The Kansas Department of Transportation will bring $250 million of new money revenue bonds to market for major construction...


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