HOUSTON – The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority is fending off a legislative effort by the company that insures nearly $1 billion of its sports facility bonds to restrict use of revenues to debt service.

The sports authority, which has been in a long-running legal battle with its bond insurer MBIA and its spin-off National Public Finance Guarantee Corp., went on heightened alert when a proposed amendment to House Concurrent Senate Bill 14 surfaced last week, the authority’s chair, J. Kent Friedman, said in an interview.

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