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Scott Proposes $77B Florida Budget
January 29, 2015 Florida Gov. Rick Scott recommended a $77 billion budget and new tax cuts for the upcoming fiscal year.

Kentucky, Ohio Order $2.6B Brent Spence Project Costs Reduced
January 29, 2015 The governors of Kentucky and Ohio plan to lower the $2.6 billion construction cost of the Brent Spence Bridge project in...

Georgia to Debate $1B Transportation Bill
January 29, 2015 The Georgia General Assembly plans to debate a bill that would provide more than $1 billion in new transportation funding in...

Trustee for Defaulted Florida Bridge Seeks Toll Hike
January 28, 2015 The trustee for the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority's defaulted bonds wants a toll increase for the Garcon Point Bridge but...

Kentucky Plowing Forward With Bond Deal
January 26, 2015 The Kentucky State Property and Buildings Commission plans to proceed with this week's pricing of $385.5 million in bonds,...

Oral Arguments Set in Braves Stadium Bond Appeal
January 26, 2015 The Georgia Supreme Court holds oral arguments Feb. 3 in three appeals opposing the public financing for the Atlanta Bravesí...

Assured Guaranty OKs Sureties for Paducah Power, KMPA
January 23, 2015 Assured Guaranty will provide Kentucky's Paducah Power System with surety bonds to free up some debt service reserves at the...

Atlanta Wastewater Bonds Upgraded Ahead of $1.25B Refunding
January 23, 2015 Atlanta won a rating upgrade and positive outlook ahead of a planned $1.25 billion water and wastewater refunding scheduled to...

Haley Unveils S.C. Road Funding, Tax Cut Plan
January 22, 2015 Gov. Nikki Haley will support an increase in South Carolina's gas tax if it is tied to a reduction in the state's income tax...

N.C. Interstate Toll Project Challenged
January 22, 2015 Opponents of North Carolina's plan to toll portions of Interstate 77 north of Charlotte have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to...


The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has a long history of fiscal uncertainty and structural deficits. Responding to decades of general fund deficits in 2014, the rating services lowered the ratings on the Commonwealth’s general obligation credit to below investment grade, or junk status.

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