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Louisiana Treasurer's Senate Bid Decided Saturday
December 8, 2016 Voters in Louisiana go to the polls Saturday to choose the remaining U.S. Senator in this election cycle, with the state’s...

As Rates Rise, Florida's Refunding 'Run' May End
December 7, 2016 Florida has taken advantage of favorable market conditions for more than six years capturing $2 billion in savings from...

Georgia's Oconee Hospital Defaults Again
December 6, 2016 U.S. Bank N.A., the trustee for Oconee Regional Medical Center, notified bondholders Tuesday that the Georgia hospital...

N.C. Governor Calls Special Session, Concedes Election
December 5, 2016 North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called on lawmakers to hold a special session Dec. 13 to address Hurricane Matthew relief...

Why Energy States Face Prolonged Woes
December 2, 2016 Energy-producing states affected by two years of deterioration in natural resource prices can expect continued global...

JeffCo Commissioner Explores Run for Alabama Governor
December 1, 2016 David Carrington, who was president of the commission that placed Jefferson County, Ala., into Chapter 9, said his experience...

Rafael Pagán Joins First Southern Securities
December 1, 2016 Georgia-based First Southern Securities has hired Rafael Pagán to help the boutique investment banking firm break into the...

One Step Forward for Florida Train Project Financing
November 30, 2016 All Aboard Florida moved a step closer to financing the first phase of its private passenger train project when the U.S....

Orange County to Price $282M Tourist Tax Deal
November 28, 2016 Orange County, Fla., will competitively price $282 million of new money and advance-refunding tourist development tax-backed...

Jefferson County Finally Gets Bankruptcy Appeal Hearing Date
November 17, 2016 At the request of Jefferson County, Ala.’s bankruptcy attorneys, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals set what appears to be a...

Miami to Consider First Borrowing Since SEC Verdict
November 16, 2016 Miami city commissioners will be asked Thursday to approve their first bond issue since a federal jury found the city guilty...

Former Miami Official Says SEC Penalty Would Mean Financial Ruin
November 15, 2016 Former Miami budget director Michael Boudreaux has been ruined financially fighting securities fraud charges and cannot pay a...

Justice Mulls False Claims Act Charges Against Issuers, Borrowers, MAs
November 15, 2016 Issuers, borrowers, and MAs disagree that they violated state and local government series securities (SLGS) rules.

SEC Seeks a Record $450,000 Penalty Against Miami Official
November 11, 2016 The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking a $450,000 civil penalty against former Miami budget director Michael...

Proposed Louisiana Budget, Tax Policies Seen as Favorable
November 10, 2016 Sweeping tax and budget policy changes proposed by a Louisiana legislative panel could put the state on a more sustainable...

Jefferson County Urges Appellate Court to Schedule Bankruptcy Case
November 10, 2016 After seven postponements in the appeal of Jefferson County, Ala's bankruptcy case, the county's attorney requested that the...

Southeast Voters Pick Two Governors, Decide Bond and Tax Measures
November 9, 2016 In Tuesday’s election, North Carolina and West Virginia got new governors while the region also saw the passage of...

Atlanta to Pay $200M for NBA Arena Improvements
November 9, 2016 To keep the Atlanta Hawks playing at Philips Arena, the 17-year-old venue will undergo up to $192.5 million in interior...

Delay Granted in All Aboard Florida Bond Lawsuits
November 7, 2016 A federal judge has granted a 30-day extension for All Aboard Florida and the U.S. Department of Transportation to respond to...

Atlanta International Airport's Bonds Lifted One Notch by Fitch
November 4, 2016 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s revenue bonds received a one-notch upgrade to AA-minus by Fitch Ratings,...


In a Bond Buyer roundtable, Northeast regional editor Paul Burton and markets reporters Chip Barnett and Aaron Weitzman explain how the muni market is a microcosm for a crazy year. They discuss issuance, yields, red-flag states, New York City’s finances and what we might expect in 2017.

The president-elect would finance his trillion dollar plan through tax credits, bypassing state and local governments, and may move to tax the interest on their municipal bonds.

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