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Atlanta Fires Airport and Water Department Heads
May 23, 2016 Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he would not discuss why he dismissed Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport general...

Jefferson County's GOs Boosted to A
May 20, 2016 Fitch Ratings upgraded Jefferson County, Ala.’s general obligation and issuer default ratings to A from BBB, saying that the...

Kentucky Court Rules Governor Can Cut Budget
May 19, 2016 Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate ruled that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin acted properly when he ordered higher education budget...

Bond Issue Funds Settlement Ending Hillview Bankruptcy
May 18, 2016 The Kentucky Bond Corp. will use its highly rated pool bond program to help Hillview fund a legal settlement negotiated after...

Arguments Delayed in Jefferson County Bankruptcy Appeal
May 17, 2016 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has said oral arguments will be held in Jefferson County, Ala.’s bankruptcy case,...

Texas Pellets Files for Bankruptcy
May 13, 2016 German Pellets Texas LLC and Texas Pellets Inc. filed petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization last month with $184.7 million...

Louisiana Governor Decries 'Reckless' Cuts
May 12, 2016 Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, blasted a budget proposal by House Republicans to address a $600 million deficit by funding...

West Virginia to Resume Work on 2017 Budget
May 11, 2016 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has called West Virginia lawmakers back to Charleston on Monday to finish the fiscal 2017 budget, after...

South Florida's Hot Economy Boosts Miami Rating
May 11, 2016 Miami’s “dramatically improving and diverse economy” was a driving force that led Moody's Investors Service to upgrade the...

South Carolina County Insulates BAN Payment from Probe
May 10, 2016 Richland County, S.C., has set aside funds to pay off a $50 million bond anticipation note amid a probe into what state...

Growth Fuels Orange County, Fla.'s Utility Deal
May 9, 2016 Orange County, Fla., prices $84 million of triple-A-rated new money bonds Wednesday to finance water and sewer expansion...

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs $2.24B Bond Bill
May 9, 2016 Virginia plans to borrow $2.24 billion to finance a wide variety of state and higher education projects, according to a bill...

GrayRobinson Adds Capitol Insight to Lobbying Practice
May 6, 2016 Florida-based GrayRobinson PA has teamed up with Capitol Insight, an influential lobbying group that will complement its...

North Carolina LGBT Law Cited in Bond Rating Reports
May 5, 2016 Two rating agencies flagged North Carolina’s implementation of House Bill 2 in upcoming bond offerings amid a national...

North Carolina Lawmakers Want to Ax State's First P3
May 4, 2016 A year after North Carolina inked its first public-private partnership with I-77 Mobility Partners, lawmakers have filed bills...

Florida to Benefit from Flood and Storm Risk Study
April 29, 2016 A Corps of Engineers study assessing storm and flood risks is credit positive for Florida’s local governments because it will...

Atlanta Inks 20-year Delta Lease
April 28, 2016 Atlanta signed a 20-year lease with Delta Wednesday that keeps the carrier based in the city and paves the way for a $6...

Kentucky Budget with Pension Boost OK’d
April 28, 2016 Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin approved the state budget for the next two fiscal years, which cuts agency and education funding to...

N.C. Governor Files $54.6B Budget
April 27, 2016 North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory recommended a 2.8% increase in state spending for fiscal 2017 as part of the $54.6 billion...

West Palm Beach Pension Bond Deal Gets Mixed Reviews
April 27, 2016 West Palm Beach, Fla.’s plan to borrow $60 million in taxable bonds to boost its already 83% funded police pension plan...


Daniel Berger, Senior Market Strategist at Municipal Market Data, talks about the recent rally in municipal bonds which has brought long-term yields down to record lows. He talks about continuing demand from retail investors in light of the upcoming Summer redemption season and he discusses the allure that the American tax-exempt market has for overseas buyers. He outlines the recent spread compression in quality credits and also looks at some of the market's outliers -- Puerto Rico and Chicago.

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