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Chicago will offer airport and casino site tours to highlight key economic initiatives while Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett will seek to make the city’s case with the buy-side for its fiscal turnaround at an annual investors’ conference next week. “This daylong event will include morning tours and investor lunch with Mayor Lori Lightfoot
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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Municipal Securities is seeking a financial analyst to join its team in either of its Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta or Chicago offices. That’s according to a posting on USAJOBS, the official job portal for the federal government. According to the posting, the desired applicant should expect to
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The Chicago’s Park District’s pension overhaul that pulled the system off a track to insolvency along with a healthy balance sheet that has overcome early COVID-19 pandemic hits have stabilized the district’s ratings, Fitch Ratings and S&P Global Ratings said. Fitch and S&P revised the outlook to stable from negative on the district’s AA-minus general
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Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has launched a high-profile utility and microgrid project in a bid to transform a legacy of heavy manufacturing into a high-tech, climate-friendly economy that attracts advanced manufacturers. The plan, which features a public utility and a series of microgrid districts, will likely be structured as a public-private partnership. The county “was thrilled”
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John Luke Tyner, fixed income analyst at Aptus Capital Advisors, discusses yield curve inversion with Bond Buyer Managing Editor Gary Siegel. Tyner looks at recession possibilities and how the Federal Reserve’s actions will impact the economy, the yield curve and recession. (23 minutes) Transcription:Gary Siegel: (00:03) Hi, and welcome to another Bond Buyer podcast. I’m
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Municipals were mostly firmer to kick off August, while U.S. Treasuries rallied out long and equities were in the red near the close. Muni-UST ratios on Monday were at 67% in five years, 84% in 10 years and 98% in 30 years, according to Refinitiv MMD’s 3 p.m. read. ICE Data Services had the five
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A handful of House Democrats who advocated for an increase in the state and local tax deduction cap appear ready to support the latest budget reconciliation bill that omits such provisions, dealing a blow to issuers who were proponents of SALT reform. The representatives may be the deciding votes for the package to pass through
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A former broker and investment advisor has been suspended by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority for violating MSRB Rule G-8 on recordkeeping as a result of failing to identify the intended beneficiaries of multiple 529 or education expense plan accounts. Wayne Von Borstel has agreed to a deferred $5,000 civil and administrative fine and is
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board announced Friday that Meredith Hathorn will be its next chair of the board on the same day that the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the withdrawal of the board’s controversial fee proposal and the MSRB submitted a new version. Hathorn is a managing partner at Foley & Judell in Baton
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Municipals were steady to firmer in spots to close out a week of lackluster supply, while U.S. Treasuries were mixed and equities rallied. Muni-UST ratios on Friday were at 67% in five years, 84% in 10 years and 98% in 30 years, according to Refinitiv MMD’s 3 p.m. read. ICE Data Services had the five
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The Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority filed an objection to the Highways and Transportation Authority Plan of Adjustment Thursday, saying it is illegal. FAFAA, a government body, objected to the Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s HTA plan of adjustment submitted to bankruptcy Judge Laura Taylor Swain. While the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and
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Minnesota has a trio of triple-A general obligation ratings after Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the state to Aaa from Aa1 on Thursday. The rating agency cited the state’s financial condition, governance, and “high degree” of flexibility to raise revenue and adjust spending for the upgrade, which comes ahead of an approximately $591.5 million new money
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July municipal bond issuance dropped 32% year-over-year, with many issuers holding back as they awaited the Federal Reserve’s latest rate hike. The smaller figure was led once again by dramatic drops in taxable and refunding volumes. Total July volume was $25.598 billion in 520 deals versus $37.573 billion in 1,013 issues a year earlier, according
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