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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...

Kentucky Ethics Commission Asked to Probe Corruption
April 25, 2016 Kentucky’s Attorney General Andy Beshear has asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to probe improprieties of public...

Watkins Doesn't See P3 Benefits Over Tax-Exempts
April 22, 2016 Florida bond director Ben Watkins does not believe public-private partnerships that include private financing benefit the...

Hillview Ch. 9 Settlement Seen As Strain on City Finances
April 22, 2016 Hillview, Ky., has filed a motion to dismiss its Chapter 9 bankruptcy case based on a settlement with a creditor that Moody's...

West Virginia Downgraded
April 21, 2016 West Virginia took a one-notch Standard & Poor’s downgrade, stemming largely from sharply reduced demand for coal products....

Louisiana Governor Vows to Fix State Budget
April 21, 2016 It will take time to repair Louisiana’s structural budget imbalance but the state is committed to resolving its challenges,...

NABL Attorney Hopes to Inspire More Diversity
April 20, 2016 Bond attorney Kareem Spratling, whose career was boosted by timely mentoring, wants to assist the careers of lawyers of...

Hillview, Ky., Returns to Investment Grade on Ch. 9 Settlement
April 20, 2016 A plan to resolve Hillview, Ky.'s bankruptcy case led Standard & Poor's late Tuesday to lift the bond ratings of the small...

Kentucky's Bevin Opens Pay-to-Play Investigation
April 19, 2016 Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he ordered an investigation into “potentially illegal” contracting and coerced...

Kentucky Boosts Pensions Using Funds From Agency Cuts
April 18, 2016 Kentucky legislators passed a biennial budget that cuts state agency and higher education funding in order to contribute $1.28...

Louisiana Seeks to Reform Capital Project Financing
April 14, 2016 Louisiana’s fiscal problems require that the state alter how it prioritizes capital outlay projects, particularly those...

Louisiana Bond Sale Faces Unsettled Market
April 13, 2016 As Louisiana prepares to price $359.3 million of general obligation bonds next week for budget relief, headline risk...

Kentucky Suit Blasts Governor for Higher Ed Cuts
April 11, 2016 Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, a Democrat, filed suit Monday contending that budget cuts at nine public colleges and...

Texas Pellets’ Bonds Accelerated
April 11, 2016 UMB Bank N.A., the bond trustee for Texas Pellets, accelerated the outstanding debt on $186.5 million of bonds due to a...

Hunton & Williams Taps Public Finance, P3 Leaders
April 8, 2016 Douglass P. Selby will be the new head of public finance at Hunton & Williams, and John O’Neill will lead the public-private...

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