Quantcast

Richard Williamson

Recent Stories From this Author

San Antonio to Refund $564M for CPS Energy
June 27, 2016 San Antonio plans to offer the market $564 million of revenue refunding bonds for CPS Energy as the city copes with rapid...

Energy States Face Steep Bill for Abandoned Wells
June 20, 2016 With dozens of oil and gas company bankruptcies, energy producing states face a growing backlog of abandoned wells as revenue...

Dallas Taps Market for Water Bonds
June 20, 2016 Dallas plans to take advantage of continuing low interest rates with a $640 million issue of water and sewer bonds that...

Texas Skipping Cash-Flow TRANs Again
June 15, 2016 For the second straight year, Texas will not need to issue tax and revenue anticipation notes to manage its cash-flow needs,...

Texas Hospital's S&P Rating Falls to B-Minus
June 14, 2016 Good Shepherd Medical Center took a three-notch downgrade to B-minus on Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings scale as the East...

As Drilling Abates, Texas Rushes to Repair Energy Corridors
June 13, 2016 A slowdown in oil exploration and production gives Texas an opportunity to repair damaged roads under a $3 billion program...

Oklahoma Budget Seen As Negative For State's Credit
June 13, 2016 Oklahoma’s recently enacted budget offers positive credit factors for public schools but negative factors for higher education...

Brownback Calls Special Session in Face of Court's School Threat
June 7, 2016 Faced with a state Supreme Court threat to block distribution of funds to Kansas public schools, Gov. Sam Brownback called a...

S&P May Adjust Ratings for Eight For-Profit Prisons
June 6, 2016 Using new criteria, Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings warned that eight federal prisons operated privately for profit could see...

Oklahoma Awaits Ratings Verdict on Patchwork Budget
June 6, 2016 Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin voiced regret that the newly approved state budget did so little to solve structural imbalances.

How Will Arlington, Texas Pay For Another Stadium Bond?
May 27, 2016 Arlington, Texas, may pay off the debt it issued for a pro football stadium to clear the path for subsidizing a pro baseball...

San Antonio ISD Saves More Than 18% in Refunding
May 24, 2016 In its first deal with Frost Bank as its financial advisor, San Antonio Independent School District achieved savings of more...

Oklahoma Budget Deal Averts 'Worst-Case Scenario'
May 24, 2016 Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced an agreement with legislative leaders that narrows the state’s $1.3 billion budget gap...

$50M Arkansas Highway Plan Approved
May 23, 2016 Arkansas lawmakers ended a special session Monday with approval of a bill to raise $50 million for highways, allowing the...

Mission, Texas, Hospital Takes Five-Notch Downgrade
May 23, 2016 Mission Regional Medical Center, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, suffered a five-notch downgrade to B-minus from...

University of Texas Sale Includes Tuition Revenue Bonds
May 23, 2016 The University of Texas System will issue $215 million of triple-A-rated debt that includes some of the $922 million in...

Kansas Cuts $100M in Spending
May 19, 2016 With revenues continuing to fall below forecast, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback reduced spending by $100 million, with cuts to...

Texas School Funding Ruling Won't Hurt Credits: Moody's
May 17, 2016 The Texas Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Texas’ “Byzantine” school funding formula will end three years of litigation but...

Downgrade Follows Thumbs-Up on Texas School Bonds
May 17, 2016 Days after winning voter approval of $155 million of bonds to keep pace with growth, the Anna Independent School District on...

Downgrades Herald New Mexico's $333M Deal
May 16, 2016 New Mexico is competitively selling $333 million of severance tax bonds after two downgrades attributed to declining oil and...


Carl Weisbrod, Director of the New York City Department of City Planning, joins Bond Buyer Senior Markets Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the surge in NYC’s population and corresponding employment growth and why economic growth is dependent upon affordable housing for workers.

Municipalities buy insurance to obtain a higher credit rating for a bond issue and a commensurately lower borrowing cost. The savings arise from a lower coupon or, if the coupon is fixed, a higher price. But how can municipalities make sure that bond insurance makes economic sense for them? The answer is to pay close attention to the costs and benefits.

Upcoming Events

Career Zone

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