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Detroit Nears $600 Million-Plus Bond Sale
July 22, 2016 With all governmental approvals and ratings in hand, Detroit expects to be in the market soon with its first post-Chapter 9...

Mixed Ruling on Chicago Retiree Healthcare
July 21, 2016 A court ruling Thursday offered a mixed outcome for Chicago’s effort to phase out most retiree healthcare subsidies.

Columbus Offering Up its High-Grade GOs
July 20, 2016 Columbus enters the market Thursday with $481 million of high-grade paper to fund capital projects as it prepares to go to...

Chicago Plans Up To $3.5B of O'Hare Borrowing
July 20, 2016 Chicago plans to sell up to $3.5 billion of O’Hare International Airport debt later this year to generate refunding savings...

Detroit School Restructuring Aid, Bonds Advance
July 20, 2016 A Michigan board has authorized key pieces of the $617 million restructuring of the Detroit Public Schools amid lingering...

Reception Set to Honor Deceased Bond Lawyer George Pitt
July 19, 2016 Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is hosting a reception Thursday to honor the memory of bond lawyer and public finance banker George...

Presence Health, Seeking Stability, Sets $1B Deal
July 19, 2016 Chicago-based Presence Health Network will issue nearly $1 billion of bonds next week in a sale designed to overhaul its debt...

S&P Waiting on Chicago Schools Budget
July 18, 2016 Junk-rated Chicago Public Schools is using risky assumptions in its efforts to erase to erase a $1 billion deficit, S&P Global...

New Gate Investment Set at Chicago's O’Hare Airport
July 15, 2016 Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will get new gates and ultimately could see an aging terminal demolished and rebuilt to...

Bulging Illinois Bill Backlog Underscores Lingering Budget Mess
July 14, 2016 Illinois will spend $2.5 billion more then it expects to collect in the coming months, putting it on course to end December...

Chicago Schools Eye Bond Market Return
July 13, 2016 The junk-rated Chicago school district plans to return to the municipal bond market to raise funds for needed capital work,...

Illinois Strikes P3 Pact on Toll Bridge
July 12, 2016 The private operator of partially bond-financed rail-freight transfer facility would provide most of the funding for a new...

Mounting Debt Weighs Down Chicago Balance Sheet
July 12, 2016 The long-term principal and interest payment schedule for Chicago's general obligation debt swelled by about $1.7 billion last...

Chicago Suburb's Hotel Bond Deal Defaults Again
July 11, 2016 Negotiations continue on a proposed restructuring of $190 million of debt Lombard, Illinois issued for a hotel and conference...

Court Decision Looms on Chicago OPEBs
July 8, 2016 A judge is expected to rule this month on Chicago's latest effort to quash a lawsuit filed by retired city employees who want...

Another Rating Blow for An Illinois University
July 7, 2016 Southern Illinois University took a second rating hit over the strain of managing through the state’s prolonged budget gridlock.

A Tale of Two P3s
July 7, 2016 Chicago’s first mistake in its much-maligned parking meter lease was its choice of asset, says a new report that compares the...

What Illinois Wants From New Underwriting Pools
July 6, 2016 CHICAGO – Illinois is asking underwriters vying for future senior manager work for advice on how best to capitalize on stopgap...

Cook County Outlines Budget Gap
July 5, 2016 While Cook County, Ill. plots out its new money borrowing planned for later this year, finance officials will also work to...

Stopgap Funding Gives Little Salve for Gridlock on Illinois Universities
July 5, 2016 Passage of a stopgap Illinois budget that keeps the spigot of aid at least partially flowing to the state's cash hungry public...


Natalie Cohen, Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities, talks with The Bond Buyer’s Chip Barnett about the global attractiveness of U.S. municipal bonds in a negative interest rate environment in Europe and Asia. She discusses market volatility after the U.K. Brexit vote, looking at both the market side and the effect on state and local governments and public pensions.

In the past 3½ years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has asserted its enforcement role considerably, in what can fairly be described as a form of direct regulation of issuers.

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