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Paul Burton

Northeast Regional Editor

Paul Burton is the Northeast Regional Editor for The Bond Buyer. His major coverage has included New York City and MTA finances; the Harrisburg, Pa., debt crisis; the 38 Studios bond financing fiasco in Rhode Island; and unfunded pension liability. Paul hosts podcasts and videos and has moderated at Bond Buyer conferences.

Previously, Paul was senior editor and copy chief at M&A-oriented financial media company The Deal LLC.

His award-winning career has spanned financial, sports and political journalism. A Boston native, Paul is the author of the book “Tales from the Newsrooms.” He is a frequent public speaker and has appeared as an expert on municipal debt on radio and television shows, including former CBS News White House correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s public-affairs program, “Full Measure.”

Recent Stories From this Author

How R.I. Issuer Backed Nonprofits for 50 Years
August 26, 2016 Fifty years ago, Rhode Island Health and Educational Building Corp. issued a $1.6 million bond for a now-defunct biblical...

Connecticut's Largest Pension Plans Tread Water
August 23, 2016 Connecticut's two largest pension funds exceeded benchmarks but only returned 0.26% and 0.25%, state Treasurer Denise Nappier...

Pennsylvania Borrowing from Treasury Red Flag to Moody's
August 22, 2016 The $2.5 billion line of credit Pennsylvania’s Treasury extended to the state to support its general fund is a credit...

Pennsylvania School Intercept Program Gets Moody's Upgrade
August 16, 2016 Moody's upgrades Pennsylvania's school district pre-default enhancement program to A2 from Baa1, citing a new state law.

R.I. Infrastructure Bank Announces Funding Round
August 12, 2016 The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank is providing $17.2 million in financing to six communities, Gov. Gina Raimondo and...

Nets Owner to Refinance Barclays Center Debt
August 12, 2016 Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov intends to refinance debt for the Barclays Center arena through a $482 million offering...

DiNapoli: NYC Transit Left Millions in Fees Uncollected
August 11, 2016 The MTA’s New York City Transit division left more than $13 million in fines and fees on the table, according to an audit by...

De Blasio Nominates Enderlin as HDC Chief
August 11, 2016 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio nominated Eric Enderlin as president of the Housing Development Corp., a major player in de...

N.Y. City Economy Slows, Says Stringer Report
August 10, 2016 Signs of a possible slowdown of New York City’s economy merged during the second quarter, said city Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Former N.Y. MTA Chairman Robert Kiley, 80
August 10, 2016 Transit officials and advocates recalled Robert Kiley as a savvy manager who helped lead New York City’s subway and bus system...

Pension, Transportation Entangled in New Jersey Brawl
August 5, 2016 A political brawl involving a bone-dry transportation trust fund and a pension-funding referendum continues as New Jersey...

De Blasio Announces $135M for Apartment Renovation
August 5, 2016 Mayor Bill de Blasio, several city and federal agencies and private developers closed a deal to finance the acquisition and...

MBTA Control Board's First Year Just a Start
August 5, 2016 The control board appointed a year ago to get a handle on the troubled Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is beginning...

R.I. Lawmaker Seeks Release of 38 Studios Evidence
August 4, 2016 Rhode Island state Rep. Robert Craven Sr., a former state assistant attorney general, is calling for the release of grand jury...

Connecticut Treasurer Cites Record Low Interest Rate
August 4, 2016 Connecticut sold $250 million in tax-exempt general obligation bonds at a record low overall interest rate, said Treasurer...

State Board Warns of N.Y. City Financial Risks
August 3, 2016 New York City should budget even more conservatively to offset risks of up to $900 million in its four-year financial plan,...

Connecticut Housing Agency to Sell $185M
August 2, 2016 The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority plans to offer $185 million in bonds in August.

Stringer Says City Hall Goofed in Nursing Home Flip
August 2, 2016 New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer lambasted City Hall for operational snafus in the sale of a Lower East Side nursing...

Bond Sales Further de Blasio Housing Goals
August 1, 2016 A “robust toolbox” of financing programs helped a New York agency sell $1.3 billion of bonds last year to help further the...

Rhode Islanders Left Without Answers on 38 Studios
August 1, 2016 Rhode Island won’t file criminal charges related to 38 Studios, frustrating those who want to know more about the deal behind...


Dean Fuleihan, New York City’s Director of Management and Budget, sits down with The Bond Buyer’s Senior Marker Reporter Chip Barnett to talk about the city’s fiscal 2017 budget. Fuleihan also discusses the city’s aging infrastructure and what it takes to get the right balance between maintaining the old and building the new.

While there is something wild about callable premium bonds, fortunately there may be a way to tame them.

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