Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, discusses New Jersey's transportation infrastructure needs in the face of state fiscal pressures. Robins, who helped create New Jersey Transit, explores how funding may change under Gov.-elect Phil Murphy. Hosted by Andrew Coen.
Different versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act") have been approved by the House and Senate, and the two chambers are conferencing to resolve the differences and send the final Act to the President by year end.
Tim Blake of Moody’s Investors Service talks with The Bond Buyer about why the level of pension funding is now linked to the ratings of state and localities and shares the firm’s views on the financial realities many municipalities face today. John Hallacy is host.
The Fed plans to raise rates in December and three times next year. Mary Ann Hurley, vice president of fixed income trading at D.A. Davidson & Co., warns this could invert the yield curve, which often signals recession.
The U.S. higher education sector is facing some challenges as 2018 dawns, S&P Global Ratings senior director Jessica Matsumori tells The Bond Buyer. Tax reform, affordability and tuition discounting are just a few of the tests higher ed may see in the coming year. John Hallacy hosts a lively discussion of the sector, which currently has an overall stable outlook.