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West Virginia Downgraded Again
September 27, 2016 West Virginia has been downgraded for the second time in four months amid the ongoing decline in the coal industry that...

Louisiana Flood Impacts Remain Uncertain
September 26, 2016 As the Louisiana and the 22 parishes impacted by August’s severe flooding continue to complete damage estimates, rating agency...

Miami to Meet Oct. 13 to Review SEC Settlement
September 22, 2016 Miami officials will hold a special meeting with attorneys to determine whether to accept a settlement with the Securities and...

Miami to Consider SEC Settlement
September 22, 2016 Miami City Manager Daniel Alfonso said the city has received a proposed settlement of the Securities and Exchange Commission's...

With Buoyant Traffic, Deal Fuels Orlando Airport Capital Plan
September 21, 2016 With passenger levels continuing to exceed expectations, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority plans to issue $189.4 million...

For Jefferson County, Delayed Bankruptcy Appeal is Frustrating
September 20, 2016 For the sixth time this year, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has postponed oral arguments in Jefferson County, Ala.’s...

Kentucky Hires PFM to Review Pension Plans
September 20, 2016 Gov. Matt Bevin said an analysis will be performed of Kentucky’s underfunded pension plans, including a solvency and liquidity...

Opa-locka Hit by Suits Alleging Civil Rights Violations
September 16, 2016 Opa-locka faces potentially expensive legal challenges that could push the already troubled small south Florida city closer to...

Louisiana to Borrow Up to $400M in RANs
September 15, 2016 Cash-strapped Louisiana will borrow up to $400 million to bridge a mismatch between incoming bills and revenues, the State...

Market Metrics Fuel Florida Toll Road Refunding
September 14, 2016 The Central Florida Expressway Authority plans a $425 million advance refunding spurred by continued low interest rates in the...

Opa-locka City Manager Takes Plea Deal
September 13, 2016 Amid a federal corruption probe, Opa-locka, Fla.'s former manager, David Chiverton pleaded guilty to taking pay-offs as a...

New Orleans Gets Second Upgrade
September 12, 2016 New Orleans’ general obligation bond ratings were raised to A-plus from A-minus by Fitch Ratings Monday ahead of a $50 million...

A New Rating High for New Orleans
September 9, 2016 New Orleans was buoyed by its first-ever bump into the double-A rating category as S&P Global Ratings boosted the city to...

Florida’s Economists Predict 'Looming' Budget Imbalance
September 8, 2016 After four years of record spending, Florida’s economists believe the state budget is headed for structural imbalance due to...

LSU Deal Fuels $575M Baton Rouge Campus P3
September 7, 2016 Louisiana State University is bringing its first financing for a $575 million housing and retail privatization, a move that...

Florida Power Agency Names Peabody Exec as GM
September 1, 2016 The Florida Municipal Power Agency named Peabody Energy Corp. executive Jacob A. Williams, a veteran of the private utility...

Jacksonville, Fla., Passes Sales Tax to Fund Pensions
August 31, 2016 Jacksonville voters agreed to keep a local half-cent sales tax for 30 years to help pay down nearly $3 billion in city pension...

Florida Lawmaker Backs $1.2B Bond Program
August 31, 2016 The Florida Legislature’s incoming senate president will sponsor a $2.4 billion environmental program that would be financed...

Opa-locka, Fla., Faces Acceleration of its Bonds
August 30, 2016 A Florida panel overseeing Opa-locka’s finances learned that the city is in default on $8.6 million in privately placed bank...

Louisiana Flooding is Credit Negative
August 29, 2016 Federal aid will alleviate financial challenges for southern Louisiana parishes affected by this month’s flooding, but the...


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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