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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

Judge Clears Scranton, Pa., to Triple Local Services Tax
February 24, 2017 A judge in Lackawanna County, Pa., cleared distressed city Scranton to triple its local services tax.

Report Calls for Massachusetts Local Pension Asset Transfer
February 24, 2017 Massachusetts local, regional and agency public pension systems should transfer their assets to the state-run PRIM board, said...

Howard University, Rhode Island Firm Tout New-Look P3
February 24, 2017 Howard University and Rhode Island-based vendor Corvias say their 40-year deal to renovate school halls will change the face...

Cortlandt Street Reconstruction Delays Worry MTA Brass
February 23, 2017 Officials from New York’s MTA have discussed delays to the reconstruction of the No. 1 Cortlandt Street station – destroyed on...

Rhode Island Auditor to Probe Health System Tech Failure
February 23, 2017 Rhode Island Auditor Dennis Hoyle said he would probe expenses related to contractors and vendors connected to the failed...

R.I. Pension Fund Earns $117M in January
February 22, 2017 Rhode Island’s pension fund earned $117 million in investment gains in January, Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced at a State...

Massachusetts Treasurer Names Perez, Kim Deputies
February 22, 2017 Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg named Sue Perez and Sarah Kim deputy treasurers.

NYC Mayor de Blasio Signs IBO, DUMBO BID Laws
February 21, 2017 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation that assigns the Independent Budget Office to create a report on the...

Cuomo's Planned Budget Cut Worries N.Y. MTA Board Members
February 21, 2017 Gov. Andrew Cuomo's planned $65 million cut in state aid to New York MTA worries authority board members.

N.Y. Transit Discount Debate a Three-Way Hot Potato
February 17, 2017 New York's debate over reduced fares for lower income persons reflects a long-running tension among the state, city and public...

Pennsylvania Auditor to Probe Pittsburgh Water and Sewer
February 17, 2017 Pennsylvania Auditor Eugene DePasquale has begun an audit of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, citing...

Massachusetts Starts Search for Permanent MBTA Chief
February 16, 2017 Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is starting a search for a permanent chief executive and general manager for the...

Connecticut Budget Balance a Heavy Lift, Says S&P
February 16, 2017 Rising fixed costs and declining revenue will make balancing Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposed $40.6 billion biennial...

Scrub Harder, Stringer Urges N.Y. City Agencies
February 15, 2017 New York City agencies should work harder to cut costs as Washington uncertainty hovers, Comptroller Scott Stringer said in...

De Blasio Calls for N.Y. City to Attract Better-Paying Jobs
February 14, 2017 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio cited the need to attract higher-paying jobs in his annual State of the City address.

Scranton, Taxpayer Group Await Ruling on Local Tax
February 14, 2017 A county judge heard opposing motions as a Scranton, Pa., taxpayer group looks to stop the distressed city from tripling its...

Scranton, Pa., Group Looks to Scuttle Local Tax Tripling
February 13, 2017 A county court is scheduled to hear a petition by a Scranton, Pa., taxpayer group that alleges the city’s tripling of its...

R.I. Governor Seeks 38 Studios Grand Jury Documents
February 10, 2017 After a judge approved the final settlement in the 38 Studios fiasco, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said she would ask a...

Boston's Growth Credit Positive, Says Moody's
February 9, 2017 Boston's $4.3 billion, or 88% growth in taxable valuation for fiscal 2017 is a credit positive, said Moody's.

Malloy Budget Aims to Close Connecticut's $1.7B Deficit, Tax Hospitals
February 8, 2017 Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s $40.6 billion biennial budget measures aim to closing a $1.7 billion annual deficit. He also...


Ohio University sports financing expert and former player agent Bob Boland sifts through the messy issue of bond financing for NFL stadiums and franchise relocation with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton.

As we await details of the new administration’s infrastructure plans, we must continue to demonstrate the strengths of the tax-exempt municipal market that we have today.

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