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Retired Wisconsin Capital Finance Director Frank Hoadley — who left an influential mark on the public finance industry as a champion of issuer advocacy and best marketplace practices — died unexpectedly this week. He was 77. Hoadley was traveling with his wife, Elizabeth, in Scotland when he died. “Frank Hoadley was a giant among the
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An Oklahoma regulatory official, who has raised concerns about the impact of the state’s first utility securitization bond sale on ratepayers, on Thursday called for an independent assessment of the pricing as three other deals are pending. Bob Anthony, one of three commissioners at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), continued to question the July 8
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Municipals were mostly steady as mutual fund inflows topped $1 billion, while U.S. Treasuries were firmer in most spots and equities were mixed near the close. Investors poured $1.094 billion into municipal bond mutual funds in the latest week, versus the $236.491 million of inflows the week prior, per Refinitiv Lipper data reported Thursday. It
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The next few months will be key for California’s embattled and costly high-speed train project as the agency overseeing the project works to assemble state and federal financing needed to complete the first leg. The California High-Speed Rail Authority may hit the market as soon as November with a fresh tranche of state-backed bonds. At
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Puerto Rico bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the extension of mediation discussions for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority for the fourth time this year. Swain ordered the mediation to continue to at least Aug. 15, with the mediation team being given the authority to extend the mediation deadline until Sept. 9. In late
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While elevated expenses persist in battering not-for-profit hospital operating margins, the sector received one dose of good news this week as the federal government raised the Medicare payment rate for inpatient care. Hospitals can expect more than $2.6 billion of additional payments under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ fiscal 2023 Hospital Inpatient Prospective
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The North Carolina Local Government Commission on Tuesday approved the city of Charlotte’s request to issue more than $1 billion of bonds and notes for infrastructure work. Charlotte had asked the LGC for approval to issue $535 million of revenue bonds to finance water, wastewater and sewer plants and lines. Part of the proceeds will
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