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Kyle Glazier

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UC Merced Closing In On Execution Of Massive P3
June 23, 2016 The University of California, Merced, is closing in on formal execution of a $1.1 billion public-private partnership to nearly...

Soda Taxes Gathering Steam in California, Oregon
June 21, 2016 California and Oregon voters may soon have the opportunity to vote on controversial soda taxes which could bring in millions...

Why Rising Oil Prices Won't Save Alaska
June 20, 2016 A sharp rebound in oil prices won't be enough to rescue Alaska from its $3 billion annual spending deficit or protect it from...

Portland, Oregon's Convention Center Hotel on Track
June 17, 2016 A more than $200 million bond-financed hotel near Portland, Oregon's convention center that had faced years of legal...

California Bond Disclosure Bill Moving Closer To Becoming Law
June 15, 2016 Legislation to require California issuers to provide significantly more information about their bond payments and uses of...

Alaska's Final Triple-A Rating Is Stripped
June 14, 2016 Alaska lost its last triple-A rating Tuesday, when Fitch Ratings downgraded the state to AA-plus.

San Francisco BART Seeks $3.5 Billion Bond Approval
June 13, 2016 The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Board of Directors has voted unanimously to place a $3.5 billion general...

Homelessness Crisis Spurs Local Income Tax Drive in Los Angeles
June 9, 2016 Leaders in California's largest cities are contemplating bond measures and tax increases to tackle worsening homelessness...

California Session on Transportation Funding Needs A Jump Start
June 7, 2016 California local government officials and other stakeholders are becoming increasingly uneasy about the lack of activity in...

How Shrinking Spreads Are Making the Muni Underwriting Business Unsustainable
June 6, 2016 Shrinking underwriting spreads may be threatening the municipal underwriting business, and underwriters, attorneys, financial...

Alaska Budget Gushes Red Ink
June 3, 2016 Alaska's legislature passed a budget with a $3.2 billion draw on the state's Constitutional Budget Reserve after rejecting...

Jail Time For Ex-CalPERS Chief
June 1, 2016 Former California Public Employees Retirement System chief Federico "Fred" Buenrostro received a prison sentence of four and a...

One Challenge To California Rail Bonds Comes To An End
May 27, 2016 California’s high-speed rail project appears to have survived one legal challenge, as Kings County, Calif. will not further...

Behind CalPERS' Investment in the Indiana Toll Road
May 25, 2016 The California Public Employees' Retirement System's purchase of an equity stake in the Indiana Toll Road earlier this month...

Arizona K-12 Spending Vote Seen As Mixed Credit Bag
May 24, 2016 A ballot measure injecting $3.5 billion into Arizona's K-12 education passed by a razor thin margin for a result that S&P...

Brown Faces Pushback On California Budget
May 19, 2016 Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are digging in for a struggle over California Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget proposal,...

High Rated Northern California Issuer Comes to Market
May 18, 2016 The Santa Clara County, Calif. Financing Authority, which has sharply reduced its liabilities and placed itself in strong...

Bank of Oklahoma Confident in Brogdon-Related Lawsuit
May 16, 2016 The trustee firm in many recent troubled bond deals assembled by accused fraudster Christopher Brogdon is taking a harder line...

Drought Proposal Could Benefit California Water Utilities
May 13, 2016 Proposed changes to California's drought regulations would likely result in higher sales and better financial performance for...

Super Bowl Filled SF Coffers
May 12, 2016 Hosting Super Bowl 50 injected $11.6 million into the San Francisco economy, according to the city controller.


Bond Buyer Northeast regional editor Paul Burton, markets reporter Aaron Weitzman and Northeast regional reporter Andrew Coen examine the hot-button problem of public pension liability, including the lingering Illinois shadow, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling, union pushback and Pennsylvania's bill to switch new employees to 401(k)-style plans.

As we await the final shoe to drop with regard to the SEC's MCDC initiative, the municipal market may be at a turning point in terms of disclosure.

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