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Perry Lawyer Calls CPRIT Motive 'Red Herring'
August 21, 2014 Attorneys for Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that an investigation of how his donors won contracts from a state cancer...

Two School Districts Add $1B to Bond Ballot
August 20, 2014 Two school districts in the Houston area will account for more than $1 billion of bonds on the November ballot after their...

Utah May Pass on $235M Refunding
August 19, 2014 A $235 million advance refunding of Utah general obligation bonds could be sidelined by falling Treasury rates, according to...

Texas Loses Appeal on 'Small Tobacco' Fee
August 19, 2014 A state fee on so-called "small tobacco" companies that were not part of a 1998 settlement with states' attorneys general is...

UT Power Struggle Credit Negative: Moody's
August 18, 2014 The long-running power struggle at the University of Texas that led to a legislative censure of UT Regent Wallace Hall is...

Texas to Issue $5.4B TRANs for Cash Flow
August 18, 2014 Texas will issue $5.4 billion of tax and revenue anticipation notes to smooth cash flows to school districts in the 2015...

Perry Indictment Spotlights Bond-Financed Cancer Fund
August 18, 2014 The felony indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry covers actions he took against the Travis County District Attorney's office...

Against Long Odds, Dallas Rail Early to the Airport
August 18, 2014 Running four months ahead of schedule on the light-rail connection to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport that opened...

Irving Convention Hotel Fails to Find Financing
August 18, 2014 DALLAS A $90 million Irving, Texas convention center hotel deal combining public and private financing has fallen through,...

Phoenix Mayor Wants to Triple Light Rail in 30 Years
August 18, 2014 Phoenix has formed a citizens committee to plan for expansion of the city's light-rail after Mayor Greg Stanton said he wanted...


Issuance of municipal MSA tobacco bonds by states was the subject of a highly critical article published by ProPublica. The article attempts to make a case that states erred in deciding to issue tobacco bonds. The article was widely circulated across social media. As we frequently observe, the national media focus on the muni market is appreciated, but the facts got muddied in the pursuit of a good story.

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