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Kyle Glazier

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Why Some Investors Are Rethinking State GOs
December 2, 2016 There is a sense among some market participants that the landscape for state credit has shifted amid concerns about revenue...

George Friedlander Joins Court Street Group
November 30, 2016 Veteran municipal market strategist George Friedlander will join Court Street Group Research effective Dec. 1.

San Francisco Basketball Arena Nets a Court Victory
November 30, 2016 A proposed new arena is closer to reality after another courtroom win on Tuesday.

California's Top Court to Rule on Pension Case
November 28, 2016 The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a landmark pension decision that analysts and reformers had...

Plan to Sell Bond-Funded Phoenix Stadium Strikes Out
November 22, 2016 Maricopa County, Ariz.'s plan to sell bond-financed Chase Field appears dead after the real estate company that had expressed...

Oregon Governor Sees Cuts In Upcoming Budget
November 21, 2016 Worrisome signs remain for the Oregon economy ahead of Gov. Kate Brown's budget proposal Dec. 1, necessitating some cuts the...

Banker's Roles with Issuer-Related Charitable Groups Raise Questions
November 18, 2016 A banker who serves on issuer charitable groups and donates to them raises conflict of interest questions.

Last Chance for California Transportation Funding Plan
November 17, 2016 The looming deadline of California's special legislative session on transportation funding could provide an opening for...

How Green Bond Growth Could Affect Muni Disclosure
November 15, 2016 The heightened focus on disclosure in green bonds could inspire better disclosure practices in the larger municipal bond...

Wyoming Looks to Diversify Economy
November 11, 2016 With austerity measures already in place and energy revenues showing little sign of rebounding, Wyoming's government is...

California Charter School Operator Files For Chapter 11
November 10, 2016 An operator of bond-financed charter schools in California has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Bonds, Taxes Find West Coast Welcome
November 9, 2016 Tax and bond measures found success in California and Washington on Election Day.

Salt River Project Readies $720 Million Deal
November 8, 2016 Arizona's Salt River Project is gearing up for a $720 million refunding deal next week.

Bond-Financed San Francisco Housing Transfer Is Complete
November 4, 2016 San Francisco has completed the transfer of ownership of its public housing sites from the San Francisco Housing Authority to...

Changing of the Guard in Oregon Treasurer's Office
November 3, 2016 Oregon voters will hand significant power over debt and investment policy to a new steward when they cast their votes for...

How Historically Low Rates, Underwriting Spreads Created a Frustrating Muni Environment
November 2, 2016 With interest rates and underwriting spreads at historically low levels, some market participants now feel that underwriters...

Ship May Have Sailed On Alaska's POB Opportunity
October 28, 2016 Alaska is unlikely to find another good opportunity to issue pension obligation bonds soon after the last-minute halt of a...

State Treasurer's Race in Washington Will Bring Change
October 27, 2016 Washington voters will chose between Michael Waite, a private-sector investment manager, and Benton County Treasurer Duane...

Last-Minute Halt for Alaska's Big Pension Bond Sale
October 26, 2016 Alaska Gov. Bill Walker called off a planned $2.35 billion sale of pension obligation bonds citing a lack of legislative...

BlackRock, Kalotay Announce Licensing Agreement
October 24, 2016 Fixed income software provider Kalotay Analytics has licensed its patent-pending tax-neutral municipal bond valuation and risk...


Climate Bonds Initiative CEO Sean Kidney, in a spirited chat from London with northeast regional editor Paul Burton, charts the landscape for the U.S. municipal green bond issuance.

Here are some of the key "known unknowns" — factors that are likely to affect valuations and creditworthiness and functioning in the state and local finance sector — as the Trump Administration and Congress sort them out.

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