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1 GOP tax re­form plan keeps muni ex­emp­tion, elim­i­nates SALT de­duc­tion

Repub­li­cans say they would off­set re­peal of SALT de­duc­tion by in­creas­ing the stan­dard de­duc­tion.

2 NTTA will re­struc­ture debt port­fo­lio with $2.6 bil­lion re­fund­ing

The toll rev­enue bond deal will put the au­thor­ity’s debt un­der one in­den­ture.

3 Puerto Rico hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis over­shad­ows ev­ery­thing else

The Ti­tle III bank­ruptcy case om­nibus hear­ing has been in­def­i­nitely post­poned.

4 Why Detroit still can’t ac­cess the bond mar­ket as a stand­alone bor­rower

The city says for now it has all the cap­i­tal mar­ket ac­cess it needs.

5 Chicago’s Emanuel gives sales pitch for sales tax rev­enue bond

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new bor­row­ing pro­gram will get an air­ing be­fore City Coun­cil mem­bers next week.

6 Bond in­sur­ers say they are open to a Hart­ford debt re­struc­tur­ing As­sured Guar­anty and Build Amer­ica Mu­tual pre­sented city and state of­fi­cials with an al­ter­na­tive to bank­ruptcy. 7 Muni youth move­ment: How the Ris­ing Stars will han­dle chal­lenges of to­day, to­mor­row

Called to pub­lic fi­nance by a sense of civic re­spon­si­bil­ity, cu­rios­ity, or just plain hap­pen­stance, The Bond Buyer’s Ris­ing Stars of 2017 are pre­pared to grap­ple with the na­tion’s mas­sive in­fra­struc­ture needs, a tech­no­log­i­cal revo­lu­tion, and a volatile po­lit­i­cal and leg­isla­tive land­scape.

8 Me­sirow adds to mu­nic­i­pals team on coasts

Chicago-based Me­sirow Fi­nan­cial is bulk­ing up its mu­nic­i­pal team with sev­eral hires on both coasts.

9 Junk email trig­gers Cred­itWatch of Key West Util­ity Board’s bonds by S&P

CFO Jack Wet­zler said an­a­lysts’ emails were ac­ci­den­tally over­looked, prompt­ing the neg­a­tive rat­ing ac­tion.

10 Groups pleased muni ex­emp­tion to stay, but wary

The tax re­form plan does not men­tion mu­nis and mar­ket par­tic­i­pants would rather see it in writ­ing.

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