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Texas DOT Plans $712M Deal Amid New Project Push
August 29, 2016 After approving a plan to finance $70 billion of projects over the next decade, the Texas Transportation Commission will issue...

Southwest Issuers Close to Last Year's Record Pace
August 22, 2016 Issuers in the Southwest sold $42.85 billion of bonds in the first half of 2016, only 0.6% behind the record pace of the same...

Federal Action on Private Prisons Leaves Most Bonds Untouched
August 19, 2016 The federal Bureau of Prisons' phase out of private prisons has only a small effect on the municipal bond-financed private...

How Low Rates Give Senior Housing a New Lease on Life
August 18, 2016 Eight years after the housing market collapse, the senior housing sector is growing with the help of near record-low interest...

Lenders to Take Over Private Texas Toll Road
August 15, 2016 Lenders will own the private operator of State Highway 130 near Austin under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan filed...

Local Tax Revenue Rises 1.2% in Texas
August 11, 2016 Despite a two-year slump in the energy industry, local sales tax revenue for Texas cities, counties and other jurisdictions...

How Kansas Voters Reset Their Governor's Tax Cut Agenda
August 8, 2016 Experts in Kansas government say the defeats of many of Gov. Sam Brownback’s allies in the GOP primary showed that moderates...

Duration of Oklahoma Revenue Slump Exceeds Recession
August 5, 2016 Oklahoma’s continuing downturn in revenue has exceeded the slump that followed the global financial crisis of 2008, state...

Arkansas Revenues 1.7% Below Forecast in July
August 4, 2016 After ending the 2016 fiscal year with a surplus, Arkansas began the new fiscal year with revenues running 1.7% below...

Texas Sales Tax Revenue Fell 1.5% in July
August 3, 2016 With energy in the doldrums, Texas saw its sales tax revenue fall 1.5% in July compared to the same month last year, said...

Kansas Slipped on Sales Tax at Start of New Fiscal Year
August 2, 2016 Kansas started its fiscal year $12.8 million below the revenue forecast for July, continuing a trend that factored into a...

UT System Offers $609M of Top-Rated Bonds in Two Series
August 1, 2016 The University of Texas System will bring its triple-A credit to two bond deals worth a combined $609 million.

Aurora Colo. Sees Savings on $437M Refunding
July 26, 2016 In the largest deal from Colorado this year, the Denver suburb of Aurora saved 12.9% on a $437 million refunding, official said.

Kansas Downgrade Follows Chronic Funding Woes
July 26, 2016 Kansas absorbed a downgrade when S&P Global Ratings dropped the state’s issuer credit rating one notch to AA-minus.

BOSC Changing Name to BOK Financial Securities
July 25, 2016 BOK Financial is changing the name of its broker-dealer to BOK Financial. The firm was known for 25 years as BOSC, Inc.

Why Texas-Mexico Trade Corridors Keep on Trucking
July 25, 2016 Uncertainty over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement has not stopped Texas from continuing to invest in...

Court's Pension Ruling Seen Helping Texas Cities
July 20, 2016 A federal appeals court ruling that allows Fort Worth, Texas, to reduce pension benefits is a positive credit factor for the...

Harris County Hospital District Upgraded in Tough Sector
July 18, 2016 The Harris County Hospital District earned a two-notch Fitch Ratings upgrade to AA despite weakness in the Houston area's...

Why Oklahoma's Numbers are so Bleak
July 11, 2016 Oklahoma entered a recession more than a year ago and may still be in one as oil and gas futures trade at less than half of...

KBRA Rating Gives Texas Four Triple-A's
July 6, 2016 Kroll Bond Ratings Agency conferred a fourth triple-A rating on Texas general obligation debt as KBRA added its fifth state...


Dean Fuleihan, New York City’s Director of Management and Budget, sits down with The Bond Buyer’s Senior Marker Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the city’s fiscal 2017 budget. Fuleihan also discusses the city’s aging infrastructure and what it takes to get the right balance between maintaining the old and building the new.

While there is something wild about callable premium bonds, fortunately there may be a way to tame them.

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