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Market Shrugs Off Louisiana Downgrade
March 23, 2017 Louisiana was not penalized by the market after its third rating downgrade in a year, getting strong bids for this week’s...

Toshiba Woes Harm Outlook for Public Power Nuke Bonds
March 22, 2017 Heightened concern about a potential Westinghouse bankruptcy filing resulted in negative outlooks on municipal bonds issued...

Alabama Supreme Court Ruling Buoys Jefferson County Bond Plan
March 22, 2017 Jefferson County can refinance $500 million of outstanding limited-obligation school warrants, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled...

South Carolina Pension Reforms May Fall Short of Needs, Say Analysts
March 20, 2017 Legislation before the South Carolina Legislature that proposes new pension reforms are positive for near-term funding needs,...

Market Survey 2017: Rates Will Rise 3 Times
March 16, 2017 Market experts participating in a live survey at the National Municipal Bond Summit said they believe the Federal Open Market...

Florida May Turn to Congress if High Court Favors Georgia in Water Dispute
March 15, 2017 The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a special master’s recommendation, largely favoring Georgia and water agencies there, in...

N.C. Governor Urges HB 2 Repeal in State of the State Speech
March 14, 2017 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper began his first State of the State address urging lawmakers to fully repeal a state law passed...

Florida's Private Passenger Train Announces Service
March 13, 2017 All Aboard Florida said it anticipates launching its Brightline-branded private passenger train service between Miami and West...

Florida House Votes to Kill Economic Development Programs
March 10, 2017 The Florida House Friday voted to abolish Enterprise Florida, the state’s business development program, and to establish...

Georgia Revenues Drop in February
March 10, 2017 For the first time in fiscal 2017, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said monthly state revenues declined in February with collections...

Louisiana Wants Expedited Federal Review for Coastal Projects
March 9, 2017 Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards wants coastal protection projects added to the president's high-priority infrastructure list...

Sports Exec Tapped as New CEO at All Aboard Florida/Brightline
March 8, 2017 Sports industry consultant Dave Howard will lead Florida’s privately owned passenger train project as Fortress Investment...

Florida Lawmakers Break with Governor on Spending, Borrowing Policies
March 8, 2017 Florida legislative leaders signaled they are out of lockstep with the governor's policies on economic development, borrowing,...

Florida Jail Defaults Ahead of IRS-Required Bond Exchange
March 7, 2017 The Glades Correctional Development Corp. in south-central Florida shorted its March 1 debt-service payment, the trustee said...

North Carolina's Governor Proposes $57.2B Budget
March 2, 2017 Gov. Roy Cooper received quick pushback from North Carolina’s GOP-led General Assembly to his first budget, which proposes...

Three Bond Attorneys Join Butler Snow in Georgia
March 1, 2017 Public finance attorneys Kenneth Pollock and Laurie Schwartz are working in Butler Snow’s Atlanta office and Jamie Garner is...

Bond Insurer Takes Virginia Golf Course Default to Federal Court
March 1, 2017 Bond insurer ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. has gone to federal court seeking the keys to Buena Vista, Virginia’s city hall and...

West Virginia Budget Impasse Elicits New Tax Plan
February 28, 2017 Saying lawmakers have failed to offer alternatives to address West Virginia’s $500 million budget gap, Gov. Jim Justice...

Potential Bankruptcy of Nuclear Contractor Hovers over Two Public Utilities
February 27, 2017 Credit concerns are mounting over the financial stability of Toshiba Co., parent of the company building partly municipal...

West Virginia Governor Seeks Furlough Authority
February 24, 2017 Saying he is responding to a recent rating downgrade by Moody's Investors Service, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is seeking...


Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale tells how marijuana taxation and regulation could help the commonwealth shore up its budget. He also discusses audits by his office, unfunded pension liability and the effect of a Donald Trump presidency. Hosted by Paul Burton.

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