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Keeley Webster

Keeley Webster is the regional editor for The Bond Buyer’s nine-state Far West Region. Keeley started at the paper in August 2011 as a reporter covering the nexus of public finance and politics in the West Coast region. She tracks debt sold by state and local issuers to pay for schools, roads, rail and bridges – and more unique financings such as funding for Los Angeles’ Oscars museum. She also writes about state legislative changes such as California’s restrictions on capital appreciation bond issuance, the fallout from the dissolution of the Golden State’s redevelopment agencies, municipal bankruptcies and pension struggles. Prior to The Bond Buyer, she wrote about commercial real estate for the award-winning California Real Estate Journal until the paper folded. She moved into business reporting in 2000, but has covered politics, cops, courts, education and environmental issues for newspapers in seven different states. She has also earned several awards for her work, including an Associated Press award for in-depth reporting.

Recent Stories From this Author

Los Angeles Mayor Names Close Advisor As Interim City Budget Chief
January 17, 2017 Los Angeles mayor’s legal counsel to work as interim in city’s lead budget position until a permanent replacement can be found...

Stern Brothers & Co. Adds Garcia to Grow California Business
January 17, 2017 Women-owned Stern Brothers & Co. has added California investment banker Lauro Garcia to grow its Golden State business.

San Diego Mayor Proposes Hotel Tax Increase
January 13, 2017 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to head back to the voters for a new ballot measure to pay for a convention center...

Brown Wants to Hold Off on Selling California School Bonds
January 12, 2017 California Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to hold off on selling the $9 billion of general obligation bonds the state’s...

San Diego Loses NFL Team to Los Angeles
January 12, 2017 The San Diego Chargers are exercising their option to move to Los Angeles.

Obamacare Repeal Could Rattle Stable Healthcare Sector, S&P Says
January 11, 2017 Analysts affirmed the stable outlook for the healthcare sector, while acknowledging that repeal of the Affordable Care Act...

Brown's California Budget Doesn't Counter Federal Uncertainties
January 10, 2017 California Gov. Jerry Brown says bolstering reserves and spending restraints are the best way to prepare for federal...

California Revenue Projections Missed Mark for First Half
January 10, 2017 California revenues missed projections in December by nearly $2 billion compared to projections in the state’s 2016-17 budget.

Montague DeRose Brings Yee Aboard
January 10, 2017 Financial advisor Montague DeRose & Associates has merged with Annette Yee & Company.

As Tillapaugh Ends His 22-Year Career at Fitch, Soltz Rudd Returns
January 9, 2017 Jessica Soltz Rudd will replace public finance veteran John Tillapaugh as business development manager in Fitch Ratings’...

Ovrom, a Long-time Fixture in Los Angeles Politics, is Retiring
January 6, 2017 Bud Ovrom, who has held a number of top level Los Angeles city politics positions, is retiring as head of the Los Angeles...

Caldwell Pushes Rail Line During Inaugural
January 5, 2017 Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell dedicated the majority of his inaugural speech to Oahu’s troubled multi-billion elevated rail line.

LA Metro Secures $1.5 Billion in Federal Funds
January 5, 2017 The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has secured $1.5 billion in federal grants and loans needed to...

California High-Speed Rail Opponents File Suit
January 3, 2017 A coalition that opposes California high-speed rail has filed two lawsuits to try to halt the project just as the rail...

Brown Appoints Two to California PUC
December 30, 2016 California Gov. Jerry Brown appointed two of his closest advisors on environmental issues to the California Public Utilities...

San Bernardino Faces Its Post-Bankruptcy Future
December 29, 2016 San Bernardino, Calif. City Manager Mark Scott believes the city’s Chapter 9 bankruptcy workout, combined with voter approval...

L.A. Power Revenue Bond Deal Coming in January
December 28, 2016 The Los Angeles Department of Power plans to price $500 million in power revenue bonds next month as the first installment in...

Three Magnolia Charter Schools Win a Reprieve
December 27, 2016 Three Magnolia Public School charter schools received a new lease on life from a county board after the Los Angeles Unified...

PROMESA Analysis Sends Guam Revenue Bonds to Junk
December 23, 2016 Guam had $763.3 million in revenue bonds dropped to junk, and then withdrawn, by Fitch Ratings based on the passage this...

Hawaii Budget Features Bonds for Capital Projects
December 22, 2016 Hawaii Gov. David Ige told legislators he wants to issue general obligation bonds to fund the majority of $3 billion in...


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