Paul Burton

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Wynn Gets Boston Casino License
September 17, 2014 The Massachusetts Gaming Commission granted Wynn Resorts the Greater Boston casino license as a November referendum on a...

N.Y. City Water Upsizes Sale to $300M
September 17, 2014 The New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority upsized its sale of second resolution, fixed-rate, tax-exempt refunding...

Rhode Island, Providence Get TIGER Grant Funds
September 17, 2014 Rhode Island and capital city Providence have received federal TIGER grants transportation-related improvement projects.

Connecticut Treasurer Wants Fixes at Teachers' Retirement Board
September 17, 2014 Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier called on the state Teachers' Retirement Board to resolve problems highlighted in a...

Janney Sees 'Cracks' in State Credit Quality
September 16, 2014 Moments after Janney Capital Markets cited "cracks" in the foundation of state credit quality nationwide, Pennsylvania said it...

Former Metro North Chief Joins RPA as Senior Fellow
September 16, 2014 Former Metro-North Railroad president Howard Permut is joining Regional Plan Association as a senior fellow.

Massachusetts Pricing $880 Million of GOs
September 15, 2014 Massachusetts begins a three-day retail order period for $350 million of general obligation environmental green bonds in a...

Pennsylvania House Panel Backs Harrisburg Development Bill
September 15, 2014 Pennsylvania's House Urban Affairs Committee approved a bill that would enable capital city Harrisburg to develop vacant,...

Report: N.Y. City Libraries Need $1.1B in Capital Fixes
September 15, 2014 New York City's three library systems have at least $1.1 billion in capital needs with 59 branches requiring $5 million or...

Queens Library Board: Open Books to Stringer
September 12, 2014 The Queens Library board agreed to cooperate with New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer's audit and placed embattled CEO...

Issuance of municipal MSA tobacco bonds by states was the subject of a highly critical article published by ProPublica. The article attempts to make a case that states erred in deciding to issue tobacco bonds. The article was widely circulated across social media. As we frequently observe, the national media focus on the muni market is appreciated, but the facts got muddied in the pursuit of a good story.

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