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Illinois Pension Shifts Further Pressure State Government
September 27, 2016 Changes in assumed investment return rates at four of Illinois’ five state employee pension funds, as well as other revised...

Chicago Teachers Sign Off On Strike
September 26, 2016 The Chicago Teachers Union is moving closer to a strike that would mark a setback in the junk-rated Chicago Public Schools’...

Chicago Bond Analyst Joins Piper
September 23, 2016 Chicago-based veteran municipal analyst Peter Stettler has joined Piper Jaffray's strategic analytics team.

Illinois Sets Senior Manager Pool
September 23, 2016 Illinois named 15 firms to the new senior manager underwriting pool it will use for negotiated bond sales over the next three...

Chicago Budget Will Boost Police Spending
September 22, 2016 Chicago will bolster its police ranks as part of a broader plan aimed at reining in a skyrocketing homicide rate that some...

Wisconsin Names Hurlburt Budget Director
September 21, 2016 Wisconsin’s new budget director will take the helm next month as work begins in earnest on the state’s new biennial spending...

Research Grants Offered Up
September 21, 2016 The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy’s municipal finance center is offering grants for academic research...

Competing Overhauls Sought for a Chicago Pension Fund
September 20, 2016 Chicago’s proposed fix for its troubled municipal employees’ pension fund offers a better solution than a restructuring backed...

Chicago Schools Make First Fiscal-2017 Credit Draws
September 19, 2016 Chicago Public Schools closed on $325 million of short-term borrowing earlier this month and plans a $150 million draw next...

Two Illinois Healthcare Systems Teeing up Sales
September 16, 2016 Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and University of Chicago Medical Center are planning deals totaling about $425 million...

Chicago and Illinois Credits are Diverging, Nuveen Says
September 15, 2016 While the Chicago and Illinois credits both remain tainted by their pension and budget ills, their paths have diverged and...

Chicago Council Gives Final Approval to Pension Tax
September 14, 2016 The Chicago City Council signed off Wednesday on up to $3.5 billion of O’Hare International Airport borrowing and a new...

Mayo Clinic Readies Refunding
September 13, 2016 Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic returns to the market Wednesday to take advantage of low interest rates to shed some of its...

Stifel's Growth Agenda Drives Purchase of Indiana's City Securities
September 13, 2016 St. Louis-based Stifel Financial Corp. reached into Indiana for its latest acquisition, City Financial Corp. in a deal that...

Chicago Aldermen Press Bond Firms on Diversity
September 13, 2016 Underwriters, advisors, and lawyers working on Chicago’s bond deals must come to City Council finance committee meetings...

Chicago Council Committee Advances $3.5 Billion of O'Hare Bonds
September 12, 2016 The Chicago City Council will vote Wednesday on $3.5 billion of airport borrowing.

Chicago Pension Fund Clears First Council Hurdle
September 8, 2016 Chicago's plan to rescue its largest pension fund with the help of a new water and sewer tax cleared a City Council committee...

The Hardwick Law Firm Adds Chicago Attorney
September 7, 2016 Veteran Chicago-based public finance tax specialist Scott Bremer has joined The Hardwick Law Firm LLC, a hire the...

Wisconsin Municipalities Squeezed by Aid Cuts, Tax Caps
September 6, 2016 Wisconsin’s bigger municipalities are faring better fiscally than their smaller neighbors, says a report from the League of...

DuPage County Loses a Triple-A Rating
September 6, 2016 DuPage County, Illinois lost a triple-A rating because of its limited revenue flexibility and growth prospects that are now...


Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, in an in-depth chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton, explains how the state can rebound through infrastructure. He also talks about his push to require investment firms to reveal public pension fees, lessons learned from the 38 Studios debacle, and his teaching days in post-Katrina Louisiana early in his career.

The orders provide some insight into what the Securities and Exchange Commission considers to be a material false or misleading statement in an offering document.

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