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Janney to Issuers: Avoid Pension Obligation Bonds
May 1, 2015 Pension obligation bonds are land mines municipal issuers should avoid, according to Janney Capital Markets.

Stringer: Diversity Initiative for Investment Managers
May 1, 2015 The New York City Pension Funds have taken steps to formally consider diversity in manager evaluation and selection,...

Baker Freezes Bond-Financed Boston Convention Center Plan
April 30, 2015 Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker halted the expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, questioning whether the...

Malloy: Norwalk Bridge Replacement on Schedule
April 30, 2015 The design for a new Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk remains on schedule, said Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and state...

Massachusetts PRIM Awarded Again
April 30, 2015 The Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management board has received an award for financial reporting excellence from...

Ad Policy Stirs N.Y. MTA Board Hornet's Nest
April 29, 2015 New York’s MTA board approved a ban on political advertising after some contentious debate and an adverse ruling in federal...

MTA Officials Laud Federal Rail Safety Loan
April 28, 2015 A $967 million federal loan for commuter rail safety technology represents "a very favorable position for the MTA," said...

Variable Debt Manageable, Says N.Y. MTA Finance Manager
April 28, 2015 Variable rate debt represents 8% of the bond portfolio of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority — well below its...

Raimondo: Ballpark Plan Unfair to Rhode Island
April 28, 2015 Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo throws a little chin music at the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox, who want to build a...

Connecticut Governor Touts Transportation Package
April 28, 2015 Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy continued his push for a 30-year, $100 billion transportation infrastructure spending package.


This week, we discuss a new measure of pension funding, examine the impact of oil prices on labor markets in oil dependent States and discuss changing levels of food stamp participation.

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