BRADENTON, Fla. — A convergence of factors is pushing bond issuance costs up this year — including fallout from the “headline risk” associated with predictions of increased municipal bankruptcy, local officials from across Florida learned Friday.

“Higher interest rates, limited bond insurance, and higher credit spreads are pushing financing costs up significantly,” PFM managing director David Moore said at the firm’s annual asset investment seminar in Orlando. “The pain associated with doing a deal is much greater.”

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