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Kyle Glazier

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Oil States Struggle While Most Others Fare Better
April 27, 2016 State budget conditions vary widely as of late fiscal 2016, with the overall picture getting better while states with less...

CalSTRS Aims to Reduce Volatility
April 25, 2016 The recent decision by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System to change its investment policy and reduce expected...

Election Seen As Opening For Federal Tax Reform
April 21, 2016 November’s election could create momentum for federal tax reform, said panelists at The Bond Buyer’s National Municipal Bond...

Higher Pension Contributions Challenge California Schools
April 21, 2016 Legislation to put California’s teacher pension fund on a more sustainable track could prove to be bitter medicine for some...

Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Downgraded
April 15, 2016 Some $227 million of U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Water and Power Authority (WAPA) revenue bonds received downgrades from Fitch...

Dignity Health Gets Negative Outlook
April 15, 2016 San Francisco-based Dignity Health had its outlook revised to negative from stable by Standard & Poor's, which cited a...

Controversial Calif. Water Project Takes Step Forward
April 12, 2016 The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has announced it signed a $175 million deal to purchase islands in the...

AP, MBIS Launch New Muni Index
April 11, 2016 The Associated Press and Municipal Bond Information Services, a national consortium of municipal interdealer brokers,...

Why Bond Trustees Are Often Frustrated, Powerless in Today's Debt Environment
April 11, 2016 Bond trustees are proving to have less power than some investors expect as debt distress has become a more persistent concern...

Alaska Lawmakers Near Deadline for Budget Deficit Decisions
April 7, 2016 Alaska municipalities may bear the brunt of the state’s oil-driven budget crisis.

Berkeley, Calif. Schools Land AAA Rating on Property Tax Backing
April 6, 2016 Berkeley Unified School District, Calif. will sell $18 million of general obligation bonds next week, buoyed by a Fitch...

Legal Processes Seen Clarifying Path To Pension Overhaul
April 1, 2016 Legal and political processes must lead to pension fixes in Chicago, California, and around the country, said leaders of an...

Washington Passes Supplemental Budget
March 30, 2016 Washington's legislature adjourned after passing modest adjustments to the state's previous two-year budget while taking money...

Battle Brewing Over Defaulted Florida Bonds
March 29, 2016 Some investors holding millions of dollars of bonds in default in the Florida panhandle are upset by what they see as inaction...

Public Finance Authority Responds to Critics
March 24, 2016 Leaders of the Public Finance Authority take issue with criticisms that the Wisconsin-based national conduit issuer only...

Moodys: Lawsuit Settlement Is A Blow For CA School Districts
March 23, 2016 The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s settlement of a lawsuit over parcel tax revenues is a potential credit hit for...

Best Execution Draws a Line in the Market
March 23, 2016 The best execution rule, which took effect this week, may solidify a market shift concentrating retail customers in a few...

Houston and Energy Northwest Lead 4-day, $6.2B Week
March 18, 2016 The holiday-abbreviated upcoming week's new issue slate will be led by issuers from Texas, Washington, and Colorado. Munis...

Pensions Face Tough Stock Market
March 18, 2016 The volatile stock market has hurt the asset performance of large pension plans, a signal that fiscal year 2016 returns may...

Bond Questions Among California Ballot Measure Deluge
March 17, 2016 Californians are gearing up for election season in what may prove to be “the year of the initiative,” with two explicitly...

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Brian Fraser, co-chair of the litigation department at Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP, examines the challenges of distinguishing a loan from a bond and a loan from a security, in a chat with Bond Buyer northeast regional editor Paul Burton.

Worst case, to-maturity debt service calculations that ignore the issuer's optional redemption feature lead to flatly wrong calculations for critical items like expected capital cost, refunding savings, and simple, basic principal and interest payments.

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