Quantcast

Richard Williamson

Recent Stories From this Author

Abengoa Bankruptcy Delays San Antonio Water Pipeline Plans
April 25, 2016 A $3.4 billion project designed to deliver water to the San Antonio Water System is facing delays after Abengoa S.A., the...

Fiscal Troubles Land Kansas on Downgrade Watch
April 25, 2016 Five days after Kansas lowered its revenue estimates for the current and coming fiscal year, Standard & Poor's placed the...

Oil Patch Woes Trigger Downgrade for Odessa, Texas
April 22, 2016 Odessa, Texas took a one-notch downgrade, following in the footsteps of its Permian Basin sister city of Midland.

Highway Projects Shelved After Kansas Lowers Revenue Estimate
April 21, 2016 A revised revenue estimate that is $229 million below previous forecasts will delay highway projects and force other state...

Catholic Health Initiatives Downgraded
April 20, 2016 Citing “persistent and large operating losses,” Standard & Poor’s downgraded Catholic Health Initiatives one notch to A-minus...

Midland, Texas, Gets Moody's Downgrade Amid Oil Slump
April 18, 2016 The West Texas oil capital of Midland, Texas, saw its Moody’s rating cut to Aa2 from Aa1 with an outlook that remains negative.

PAB Deal to Finance Houston Toll Lanes
April 18, 2016 An international consortium of investors and project developers plans to issue $272 million of private activity bonds to build...

Fallin Wants $500M Road Bonds in Plan to Cut Oklahoma Budget Gap
April 14, 2016 A plan to reduce Oklahoma’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall would include $500 million of bonds for highway projects under a...

UMB Hires 11 for Dallas Office
April 13, 2016 Three years after entering the Texas market, UMB Bank is expanding its investment banking division with 11 hires from other...

SEC Charges Texas AG with Fraud
April 11, 2016 The Securities Exchange Commission has charged Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with securities fraud in a case involving a...

Houston Metro Rail Expects Investors to Squeeze in for Refunding
April 11, 2016 As it delivers growing numbers of commuters through Houston’s congested car culture, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of...

Oklahoma Revenues Fall to 4-Year Low
April 11, 2016 As Oklahoma lawmakers sought additional funds to close a $1.3 billion budget gap, Treasurer Ken Miller gave them the bad news...

Local Texas Sales Tax Revenues Rebound in March
April 6, 2016 After four months of decline, local sales tax revenues increased 2.6% in March compared to the same month last year, state...

UT Expects $6.5M Savings on $134M Refunding
April 5, 2016 The University of Texas System will seek savings with a $134 million refunding of revenue bonds.

Arkansas Revenues 11% Above Forecast as Special Session Opens
April 5, 2016 Arkansas revenues remained above the forecast for March as state legislators prepared to open a special session dealing with...

Texas Sales Tax Revenues Turn Positive in March
April 4, 2016 Texas sales tax revenues grew 2.1% in March after five months of declines, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reported.

Estimate For Ending Texas Tolls Runs in Tens of Billions
April 4, 2016 The first inventory of Texas toll roads is a starting point for future discussions about how to reduce tolling, said an...

Bill Smooths Flight of University of Colorado Deal
April 4, 2016 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s signature on recently passed legislation will clear a path for the University of Colorado’s...

Kansas $1.7M Shy of Revenue Forecast in March
April 1, 2016 After months of seeing revenues fall well below projections, Kansas came within $1.7 million of its target for March,...

S&P Upgrades Texas Tech University System
April 1, 2016 Citing strong enrollment growth and improving financial trends, Standard & Poor’s upgraded Texas Tech University System to...

Career Zone

Jobs

Brian Fraser, co-chair of the litigation department at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, examines the challenges of distinguishing a loan from a bond and a loan from a security, in a chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton.

Worst case, to-maturity debt service calculations that ignore the issuer's optional redemption feature lead to flatly wrong calculations for critical items like expected capital cost, refunding savings, and simple, basic principal and interest payments.

Upcoming Events

Already a subscriber? Log in here
Please note you must now log in with your email address and password.