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South Florida Can Expect Zika to Reduce Tourism
August 25, 2016 South Florida can expect Zika-related travel advisories to hurt tourism and related tax revenues, S&P Global Ratings said. The...

Jackson, Miss.'s Water-Sewer Bonds Cut to BBB
August 25, 2016 Jackson, Miss.ís water and sewer revenue bonds were downgraded four notches by S&P Global Ratings partly due to the lack of...

Southeast Volume Falls Amid Rise in New Money
August 24, 2016 Southeast issuers sold $37.63 billion of municipal bonds in the first half of 2016, a decline of 10.9% from the same period...

Kentucky's Job Program Receives Requests for $510M
August 23, 2016 Kentucky received an abundance of local proposals for its $100 million bond-financed work-training initiative.

Thomas Lauth Joins Kutak Rock
August 22, 2016 Kutak Rock LLP has hired veteran bond attorney Thomas P. Lauth to join the firmís public finance practice in Atlanta.

Massive Louisiana Floods Add to Budget Crunch
August 19, 2016 Cash-strapped Louisiana faces huge expenses as a result of the three days of torrential rains that flooded the southern part...

Jackson, Miss., Gets Two-Notch Downgrade
August 18, 2016 Jackson, Miss.'s general obligation, water and sewer, and special obligation bonds were all cut several notches by Moody's...

Jefferson County Bankruptcy Appeal Moved
August 18, 2016 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals delayed oral arguments in Jefferson County, Ala.'s bankruptcy appeal until November, and now...

Why a Judge Allowed a Challenge to a Private Activity Bond Allocation
August 17, 2016 Lawsuits by two Florida counties challenging the $1.75 billion private activity bond award for the All Aboard Florida...

Georgia's CFO Honored
August 16, 2016 Georgia's chief financial officer Teresa MacCartney has received the Gloria Timmer Award from the National Association of...

Louisiana Eyes $500M of RANs for Cash Flow
August 15, 2016 The Louisiana State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee meet separately Thursday to consider issuing...

SEC Inquiry Revealed by Global Ministries Receiver
August 12, 2016 The receiver for bond-financed apartments owned by Global Ministries Foundation in Tennessee has disclosed in court filings...

Florida City's Solvency to be Analyzed
August 11, 2016 Merrett Stierheim, a former south Florida public administrator, will determine if Opa-locka is solvent for the state-appointed...

Global Ministries Probe by HUD Prompts Credit Watch
August 10, 2016 Municipal bonds issued for Tennessee-based Global Ministries Foundation housing projects were placed on S&P Global Ratings'...

A Tale of Two Small Stressed Cities
August 10, 2016 Petersburg, Va., and Opa-locka, Fla., turned to their respective states for help resolving serious financial problems and both...

Zika is a Credit Negative for the Miami Area
August 8, 2016 A CDC warning advising pregnant women against traveling to a south Florida neighborhood because of Zika is a negative credit...

Vanderbilt's Medical Center Spin-Off Seen as Positive
August 4, 2016 Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.ís bond outlook is positive and could lead to a rating upgrade because of its...

Bond Attorneys Steve Edds and Sue Hicks Fairbank Join Butler Snow
August 3, 2016 Butler Snow LLP has hired attorneys Steve Edds and Sue Hicks Fairbank to work in the firmís public finance office in Richland,...

Jacksonville Pension Plan Spurs New Lawsuit
August 3, 2016 Jacksonville, Florida, is asking voters for a half-cent sales tax to help pay down nearly $3 billion in pension liabilities,...

Opa-locka, Fla., Seen on Verge of Bankruptcy
July 29, 2016 The small Florida city of Opa-locka is on the verge of bankruptcy, according to the head of a state-appointed oversight board.


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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