Top 10 Most Read Stories
As of Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
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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