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Stringer, NYCHA Spar over $700M in Federal Funds
December 18, 2014 The attorney for the New York City Housing Authority came out swinging in response to a stinging report by city Comptroller...

Queens Library Board Fires Embattled CEO
December 18, 2014 The Queens Library Board of Trustees fired embattled president and chief executive Thomas Galante, who is under federal...

Capital Plan Next as N.Y. MTA Approves Operating Budget
December 17, 2014 A big uncertainty for New York's MTA looms after it approved its operating budget for 2015: Its proposed $32 billion capital...

DiNapoli: N.Y. City's Outyear Gaps Narrow
December 16, 2014 New York City's revised four-year financial plan shows much smaller out-year gaps than projected in June, said state...

Raimondo Tabs Pryor as Rhode Island Commerce Chief
December 16, 2014 Rhode Island Gov.-elect Gina Raimondo will nominate former Newark, N.J. operative Stefan Pryor to be commerce secretary...

Gov.-Elect: Massachusetts Should Aim for Triple-A Rating
December 15, 2014 Gov.-elect Charlie Baker, who remembers the commonwealth's BBB days, wants Massachusetts to aim for a triple-A rating.

N.Y. MTA Seeks $300M for Canarsie Line Capacity
December 15, 2014 New York's MTA seeks up to $300 million in federal funding for infrastructure improvements for the L subway line to account...

MTA Board Wants N.Y. State to Waive Bond Fees
December 15, 2014 New York MTA board members called on the state to waive fees on new money bonds, which could cost the MTA $22.5 million in...

N.Y. City Comptroller, HP Settle Emergency Contract Dispute
December 15, 2014 New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Hewlett-Packard settled for $10.6 million in dispute over a city emergency...

New Massachusetts Treasurer Wants Tighter Pension Projections
December 12, 2014 Massachusetts should increase its rainy-day fund and further lower its expected pension fund rate of return, incoming state...


As it steps up its efforts to police the municipal securities market, the regulator is turning to potentially career ending sanctions for municipal officials.

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