CHICAGO - The Kansas City, Mo., treasurer started out the fiscal year in May with a slate of more than $800 million worth of new-money and restructuring bond sales. Six months later more than half remain unsold, forcing officials to tinker with the original structures in order to enter a more complicated market.

The city is reconsidering its plans on a stalled $175 million refunding of its KC Live entertainment district revenue bonds as well as a delayed $200 million new-money and refunding water revenue issue and three tax-increment finance district restructurings. Officials are also considering their options for resolving an outstanding swap with Lehman Brothers involving $47 million of the KC Live bonds, according to Treasurer Randall Landes.

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