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University of Houston Boosts Deal Size as Rates Slip
January 18, 2017 Citing improving market conditions, the University of Houston plans to increase its offering in a competitive sale by $40...

Hickenlooper Backs Bond Finance for Colorado Highways
January 18, 2017 With $9 billion of transportation projects awaiting funding, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining legislative leaders in...

TTC Looks for More Savings With $800M Refunding
January 17, 2017 In its first deal of the year, the Texas Transportation Commission sees another opportunity to achieve savings with $800...

Texas Transportation Funding Soars as State Budget Tightens
January 13, 2017 Endowed with record funding levels, the Texas Department of Transportation expects to gain momentum on $70 billion of...

Brownback Seeks Tax Hike, Bonds to Shrink Shortfall
January 12, 2017 Facing a $900 million shortfall, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing a combination of tax increases, cuts in transportation...

Colorado Lawmakers Consider $3.5B Transportation Bond Program
January 11, 2017 As the 2017 Colorado General Assembly gets underway, one measure lawmakers are expected to consider is a sales tax increase...

S&P Downgrades Dallas on Pension Crisis
January 11, 2017 Dallas’ unresolved Police and Fire Pension crisis brought another downgrade Wednesday as S&P Global Ratings dropped the city...

Oklahoma Faces Fifth Year of Falling Revenue
January 10, 2017 For the fifth straight year, Oklahoma lawmakers will begin the budget process with lower revenues than the previous year as...

Dallas Bond Rating Hinges on Pension Fix
January 9, 2017 Failure of the Texas Legislature to create a new framework for Dallas’ failing Police and Fire Pension Fund would likely bring...

Texas Republicans Face Trump's Wall and Trade Uncertainty
January 9, 2017 As President-elect Donald Trump lays the groundwork for a “great wall” on the Mexican border, Texans weigh the impact of his...

Texas Legislature Has 2.7% Less Revenue as Session Opens
January 9, 2017 Texas lawmakers will have 2.7% less revenue for the next two-year budget compared to the current biennium, Comptroller Glenn...

Dallas Bond Election Delayed by Pension Woes
January 5, 2017 Afflicted with a pension crisis that has lowered credit ratings, the Dallas City Council informally agreed to postpone an $800...

Texas Sales Tax Revenues Rise in December
January 5, 2017 With revenues down slightly in 2016, Texas saw sales taxes turn positive in December, rising 4.9%, according to Comptroller...

Electric Utilities Can Weather Slumping Demand, Fitch Says
January 3, 2017 Public utilities have the rate-setting flexibility to handle an 11% drop in demand for electricity through 2040, according to...

Texas Universities Open Year with $1.5B of Bond Sales
December 30, 2016 State-supported universities in Texas will start the New Year with more than $1.5 billion of bonds expected to price in January.

Salt Lake Airport To End Debt-Free Status With $900M Deal
December 23, 2016 Salt Lake City International Airport is preparing to issue $900 million of debt with the debt-free airport's first bond deal...

Corpus Christi Clears Tap Water After Toxic Spill
December 19, 2016 Corpus Christi has given water utility customers the go-ahead to use tap water after a toxic substance entered the water...

Energy Secretary Nominee Boosted Nuke Dump as Texas Governor
December 19, 2016 The future of a bond-financed nuclear waste disposal site in Texas may be influenced by the appointment of Rick Perry, who...

Vail Ski Event to Launch Colorado Muni Bond Club
December 19, 2016 A new Colorado Municipal Bond Club for people working in the municipal bond industry will provide networking and an annual ski...

Court OK Clears the Way For Oklahoma Toll Deal
December 14, 2016 The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority plans to price $480 million of toll revenue bonds in January after the state Supreme Court...


What are the challenges of running a giant electric provider? Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) CEO Tom Falcone discusses his experience of leaving Wall Street after 13 years to run LIPA in the catastrophic wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hosted by Andrew Coen.

Following the Bridgegate scandal, there's been another political collision in the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's world.

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