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Louisiana's Deficit Impacts State Borrowing
January 19, 2017 Louisiana now pegs its official mid-year deficit at $304 million, a number that is complicating the state’s ability to issue...

Tennessee Lawmakers to Mull Tax Cuts, More Transportation Funding
January 18, 2017 Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out legislation Wednesday that would cut taxes and increase transportation funding for the...

Dismissing Train Suits 'Inequitable,' Florida Counties Argue
January 18, 2017 With a privately owned passenger train service just months away from starting up in south Florida, opponents told a federal...

Pension Risks Trigger Downgrade of Birmingham, Ala.
January 17, 2017 A significant increase in Birmingham, Ala.’s pension liabilities led Fitch Ratings to cut the city’s issuer default and bond...

Louisiana's Budget Deficit Points to Special Session
January 13, 2017 Louisiana’s economists projected Friday the state’s budget shortfall will be as high as $313 million, prompting Gov. John Bel...

Georgia's Governor Requests $1B of Bonds in 2018
January 12, 2017 A nearly $50 billion budget for Georgia in fiscal 2018 has been recommended by Gov. Nathan Deal, who is also requesting $1...

Kentucky's Unfunded Pensions Send S&P Outlook to Negative
January 12, 2017 Kentucky’s credit outlook was revised to negative ahead of an upcoming bond deal, a change S&P Global Ratings said was...

Louisiana Begins 2017 Facing Budget Shortfall
January 11, 2017 An eventful year lies ahead for Louisiana with a special legislative session potentially necessary to address yet another...

Florida's Ben Watkins to Receive Lebenthal Award
January 11, 2017 Ben Watkins, director of Florida’s Division of Bond Finance, will receive the third annual Jim Lebenthal Infrastructure...

Judge Denies Document Request in Florida Train Lawsuits
January 10, 2017 A federal judge denied a request by two Florida counties for additional documents about public financing for the All Aboard...

New N.C. Governor Begins Building Administration
January 6, 2017 North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper took office Jan. 1 amid political turmoil that prompted him to file a lawsuit challenging a...

Woes at Toshiba Pose Risks for Two Bond-Financed Nuke Plants
January 5, 2017 Financial problems at Toshiba Corp. are credit negative for new nuclear power plants under construction at Plant Vogtle in...

John W. Mills Joins Seyfarth Shaw
January 4, 2017 Seyfarth Shaw LLP has added attorney John W. Mills III as a partner in the firm’s litigation department in Atlanta.

Florida Train Lawsuits Reveal 'Disturbing' Federal Financing Policies
January 4, 2017 The U.S. Department of Transportation told a Florida congressman who made inquiries about All Aboard Florida’s financing that...

Alabama Lawmakers Face Bond and Gambling Proposals
December 28, 2016 Alabama state lawmakers in 2017 will weigh competing major bond programs to fund transportation and prison construction, as...

Obamacare Repeal Could Undercut Bond Ratings, State Budgets
December 22, 2016 Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act may cut hospital revenue by close to $400 billion over the next 10 years, putting...

Miami Beach Hits Rewind on Streetcar P3
December 21, 2016 Miami Beach put the brakes on a public-private partnership to build a 3.5-mile light rail streetcar, to let voters have a say...

Small Virginia City Off S&P CreditWatch, Keeps Junk Ratings
December 15, 2016 Petersburg, Va., was removed from CreditWatch by S&P Global Ratings, which maintained its BB junk ratings and negative outlook...

Nonprofit to Rescue 'Languishing' Georgia Proton Beam Center
December 14, 2016 Provident Resources Group Inc., a national nonprofit, plans to issue up to $400 million of bonds to rescue a distressed...

Florida Counties Want Passenger Train Financing Examined
December 13, 2016 Martin and Indian River counties have asked a federal judge to examine the new bond financing strategy employed by All Aboard...


What are the challenges of running a giant electric provider? Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) CEO Tom Falcone discusses his experience of leaving Wall Street after 13 years to run LIPA in the catastrophic wake of Hurricane Sandy. Hosted by Andrew Coen.

The warning signs can reveal themselves in historic audited financials, when combined with more timely economic data.

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