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MTA Special Commission Looks Long-Term
July 22, 2014 A special commission brainstormed about the long-term prospects for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, one of...

More Downgrades Loom for Pennsylvania
July 22, 2014 Moody's downgrade of Pennsylvania could precede more bond rating action against Pennsylvania as unfunded pension liability...

Panel Honors Connecticut for Financial Reporting
July 22, 2014 The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has honored Connecticut's Treasury Department for...

Stern Brothers Adds Weprin, Olderndorp in Northeast
July 22, 2014 Stern Brothers & Co., which advised on a recent $500 million MTA bond sale, hired former New York City Councilman David Weprin...

LIRR Deal Leaves Questions Unanswered
July 18, 2014 Shortly after the sighs of relief that followed the Long Island Railroad labor contract announcement, skeptics questioned how...

MassDevelopment Gets $4M Federal Grant for Charter Schools
July 18, 2014 The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency has received a $3.9 million federal grant under the credit enhancement for...

No Strike as Cuomo Brokers LIRR Labor Deal
July 17, 2014 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and negotiators announced a deal to avert a Long Island Rail Road strike that loomed three days away.

Former R.I. Agency Chief Withdraws from 38 Studios Suit
July 17, 2014 Keith Stokes, the former executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp. has withdrawn from a lawsuit...

Step Right Up: Conn. to Bond $2.75M for Bridgeport Barnum Station
July 17, 2014 The Connecticut Bond Commission is set to approve $2.75 million for the new Barnum train station in East Bridgeport, said Gov....

Stringer Audit: Bad Oversight of Emergency Contracts Post-Sandy
July 17, 2014 An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer lambastes the Department of Homeless Services for its handling of post...


As the legal fight over Puerto Rico's Recovery Act heats up, Argentina and Arkansas provide roadmaps to what may lie ahead.

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