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Houston Saves $116.7M on Utility Refunding
February 10, 2016 Houston increased the size of its combined new money and refunding deal to $957 million as the market provided savings of...

Local Sales Tax Collections Dip 0.7% in Texas
February 10, 2016 Local sales tax collections in Texas fell 0.7% in January, with steeper drops in the state’s energy producing and processing...

New Houston Leadership Brings $800M to Market
February 8, 2016 With all new leadership, the city of Houston will weigh into the bond market with $800 million of revenue and refunding bonds...

Hilltop Securities Hires Edward Jones Team
February 8, 2016 Dallas-based Hilltop Securities has hired five investment bankers in the Midwest, including four from the Edward Jones team...

$900M Oklahoma Shortfall Carries Credit Risk: S&P
February 8, 2016 Standard & Poor's credit analysts say they will closely watch how Oklahoma resolves its $900.8 million shortfall in a...

Kansas Lawmakers Knock Deal with Out-of-State Conduit
February 4, 2016 A $327 million University of Kansas bond sale that used a Wisconsin conduit issuer drew criticism from lawmakers seeking to...

Kansas Lawmakers Seek to Close Widening Budget Gap
February 4, 2016 As Kansas revenues fell $6.8 million below projections for January, lawmakers began looking for ways to close the expanding...

Texas Sales Tax Revenue Down 4% in January
February 4, 2016 Low oil prices showed a broad impact on the Texas economy in January as sales tax revenue fell 4% below the same month last...

Texas Braced for Oil Downturn, Experts Say
February 3, 2016 Texas state and local governments have learned how to manage the boom-bust cycles of the oil industry and are fairly well...

Texas Remains a Strong Economic Model, Perry Says
February 3, 2016 Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a Bond Buyer conference that policies developed during his record 14 years in office will...

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Gerrard Bushell, the new CEO and president for the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, outlines his goals for one of the nation's leading municipal bond issuers with northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen.

While the SEC's MCDC Initiative has provided some clarity with regard to materiality and confirmed that the reasonable diligence standard of Rule 15c2-12 applies to both negotiated and competitive deals, no clarity has been offered with regard to the extent of the reasonable diligence obligations of those participating in competitive deals, as co-managers, syndicate members or selling dealers. ...

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