TIFIA Loan To Help Fund Houston Tolled Lane P3
A $357 million federal TIFIA loan to a Texas P3 project will help finance construction of tolled express lanes on a Houston highway.
TIFIA loan will help a Texas P3 finance an $815 million express toll lane project on a congested Houston highway.
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is opening an application window between May 3 and May 10 to allow more individuals associated with banks and broker-dealers to apply for a seat on next year’s board.  more »
A lawyer facing Securities and Exchange Commission charges that he violated federal securities laws as part of a pay-to-play scheme to secure Ohio pension business is arguing the commission’s charges cannot apply to him and should be dismissed.  more »
Treasury Department secretary Jack Lew on Monday sent a letter to congressional leaders warning them that further inaction on a bill to help Puerto Rico pending in the House could lead to a taxpayer-funded bailout.  more »
A broad ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals in a case of a developer’s egregious fraud has sent lawyers to the state’s General Assembly for legislation to protect existing special districts that issue tax-exempt bonds.  more »

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