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Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, recently tapped to head up the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ newly created public-private partnership task force, thinks now is the perfect time for cities to consider P3s for their infrastructure projects. “The Biden administration is really doing a lot for cities right now,” Dickens said. The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and
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Puerto Rico bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain this week approved key Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority bankruptcy documents and dates, moving the plan closer to confirmation with a final hearing set for mid-August. Swain filed her order Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, approving the Oversight Board-proposed disclosure statement, ballots, and
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The small size of most of America’s municipal governments may once have offered them anonymity and a degree of safety from hackers seeking bigger ransomware payouts from larger organizations. That dynamic is changing and cybercriminals, balancing risk and reward in a shifting security landscape, have found local governments a path of low resistance for smaller
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Constructive secondary trading and an active primary pushed triple-A muni yields lower on the back of a U.S. Treasury flight-to-safety rally after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell acknowledged for the first time that it was “certainly a possibility” the U.S. economy may face a recession as the Fed continues to contend with inflation. “Inflation has
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Moody’s Investors Service boosted Denver International Airport’s bond ratings a notch ahead of a $1.84 billion sale for its current capital plan. The senior revenue bond rating was raised to Aa3 from A1 and the rating on subordinate revenue bonds was upgraded to A1 from A2, affecting about $5.2 billion of outstanding debt.  “The ratings
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Transcription:Caitlin Devitt: (00:04)Hello, I’m Caitlin Devitt, infrastructure reporter at the Bond Buyer. And I am here in Austin, Texas at the GFOA’s annual conference. It’s the 116th annual conference. And that’s where we’re broadcasting from. So welcome to another bond buyer podcast. Also I would just like to say on a programming note, if you
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The municipal bonds that helped finance the nation’s second largest mall are showing signs of wobbling. The American Dream mall in East Rutherford, New Jersey, was delayed for years, then opened shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 3, the trustee for $800 million of bonds said in a notice posted on the Municipal Securities
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Eleven U.S. sites were chosen Thursday to host some of World Cup soccer matches in 2026, an event that could add millions of dollars to a municipality’s coffers. FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, said Miami-Dade County, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Boston and the New York-New Jersey area were among the 11 U.S. locations chosen to
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Texas is getting closer to producing a list of financial companies that it deems to be boycotting energy businesses — a move that could further diminish the number of big banks eligible to underwrite municipal bonds in the state. The looming list and a law barring banks that “discriminate” against the firearm industry from deals
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Municipal market veteran Stephen Winterstein has been tapped to lead capital markets at Alphaledger, a growing muni blockchain firm. Winterstein, who has 30 years of experience in a variety of leadership positions across the municipal industry, including portfolio management, credit and quantitative research, and strategy was most recently head of municipal fixed income at MarketAxess.
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Municipals took a backseat as the Federal Open Market Committee announced its decision to implement a three-quarter point rate hike while U.S. Treasuries rallied into late afternoon following the news. Equities rallied. The move, prompted partly by hotter-than-expected inflation data Friday, is the largest rate hike since 1994. “Investors appear encouraged that the FOMC is
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the City of Rochester, New York, the Rochester City School District’s former finance director and the city’s former chief financial officer with misleading investors and providing outdated financial statements in connection with a $119 million bond offering in 2019. The Commission also charged municipal advisory firm Capital Markets
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