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NAFTA Repeal Could Rattle West Coast Economy
February 23, 2017 Threats to the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the cross-border commerce it facilitates could...
A Nationwide Public Pension Trend Is Emerging
February 17, 2017 Public pension funds around the country are reducing their return assumptions.
Ports on Edge Amid Talk of Trade War with China
February 17, 2017 A trade war or trade slowdown with China could impact some credits, with West Coast container ports particularly vulnerable.
Fourth Quarter Spurred Volume in the Far West
February 16, 2017 Far West issuers sold $90.7 billion of municipal bonds in 2016, a 8.5% increase over the prior year.
A Sign of Life for California Infrastructure Funding Proposal
February 15, 2017 PHOENIX - Legislation that would raise gasoline and other taxes to fund California transportation infrastructure is a step...
The Timeline of Tax Reform And the Danger For Munis
February 9, 2017 Federal tax reform efforts will accelerate in just a few weeks, and the stakes are high, lawyers told conference attendees...
Calif. GOP, Citing Overruns, Wants Trump to Block High-Speed Rail Funding
February 7, 2017 California Republicans have asked the Trump administration to block federal aid to the state's high speed rail project.
How a Corporate `War' Over Covenants May Affect Munis
February 7, 2017 New language designed to protect investors appeared in the offering documents of a recent municipal bond deal.
Private Placements Surge Amid Transparency, Value Concerns
February 6, 2017 Private placement bond deals helped push volume to record levels in 2016, even as some observers remain concerned about...
Oregon Weighs How to Deploy $1.3 Billion of Bond Authority
February 2, 2017 Oregon lawmakers will have the option to issue as much as $1.14 billion in new general fund-backed debt and up to $209 million...
American Samoa Debt Placed on Negative Outlook
January 31, 2017 American Samoa’s $78 million of general revenue bonds now have a negative outlook from Moody’s Investors Service
Wyoming Mulls Penalizing Renewable Energy
January 27, 2017 The Wyoming legislature is considering a bill that would essentially ban major types of renewable energy in the coal...
Port of Oakland Looks to Big Construction Program
January 26, 2017 The Port of Oakland this week asked a large stakeholder task force to look for operating efficiencies in preparation for an...
Oil-Producing States Hit Hard
January 24, 2017 Most of the oil states have gone into recession, S&P Global Ratings said in a new report.
Larry Kudlow to Speak at Bond Buyer Conference
January 24, 2017 Economist Larry Kudlow has joined the Bond Buyer's National Outlook Conference speaking faculty.
Fallout from California Hospital's Closure Playing Out in a Chapter 9 Case
January 23, 2017 A Northern California healthcare district that closed its only hospital with $57 million of certificates of participation...
Bay Area Toll Authority Set for Big Deal
January 20, 2017 The Bay Area Toll Authority is set to sell $450 million of bonds Jan. 26 to fund capital projects and refund outstanding debt.
What Infrastructure Projects Might Appeal to Trump?
January 20, 2017 Airports, high-speed rail, and roads, particularly in dense metropolitan areas, could be particularly appealing targets for...
Amid Partisan Impasse, Clock Ticks for K-12 Funding Fix in Washington
January 19, 2017 A state task force charged with solving Washington’s K-12 education funding crisis failed to overcome its partisan divide,...
California Supreme Court Won't Hear San Francisco Arena Appeal
January 18, 2017 The California Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a group opposing the construction of a new basketball arena...