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Questions Aplenty About Public Pensions
November 21, 2014 Public pension discussions take on renewed vigor as unfunded liabilities trouble many states, though there are plenty of...

Connecticut Treasurer: In-State Investments Pay Off
November 21, 2014 In-state investments by the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds totaling more than $400 million are generating solid...

Goldfeder Pleads for Queens Rail Grant
November 19, 2014 New York Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to direct a portion of $5 billion in budget surplus to restore...

Harrisburg City Treasurer Cleared to Work
November 19, 2014 The latest city treasurer appointee in Harrisburg, Pa., is cleared to work after city officials were satisfied that he lives...

MassDevelopment Bond Backs Renovation
November 19, 2014 The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency issued a $20 million tax-exempt bond to renovate affordable housing in Boston...

MTA Officials Lobby for Capital Plan Funding
November 19, 2014 New York MTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast and several board members called for a full-court press on Albany officials to fully...

Financial Eyes on Purple State Pennsylvania
November 18, 2014 How can Pennsylvania, with a Democratic governor and a more Republican legislature, grasp serious financial challenges?

Insolvency Raises Questions About Independent Rhode Island Districts
November 17, 2014 The pending bankruptcy of the Central Coventry, R.I., Fire District has magnified debate about duplication and accountability...

Connecticut Policy Office: More Work to Do
November 17, 2014 Connecticut faces a nearly $100 million deficit for fiscal 2015 should it take no administrative action to manage it, its...

N.Y. MTA Finance Chief: Novel Remarketing Paid Off
November 17, 2014 A $63.7 million remarketing of Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority general revenue bonds triggered strong retail demand,...


The Allen Park, Mich., case marks the first time a city official has been charged on the theory that he "controlled" the persons who committed the primary securities law violations, even though he isn't alleged to have participated or even known of the conduct at issue.

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