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As of Fri­day, Sept. 7, 2018

The Bond Buyer - - Regions -

1 SEC con­duct­ing sweep of top 12 VRDO re­mar­keters

The Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion is con­duct­ing a sweep of the 12 top banks and bro­ker-deal­ers that re­mar­ket vari­able rate de­mand obli­ga­tions and has sent them let­ters seek­ing in­for­ma­tion and doc­u­ments on their re­mar­ket­ing and rate re­set­ting prac­tices.

2 Mayor’s exit from race puts Chicago’s fis­cal fu­ture in flux

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s de­ci­sion Tues­day not to seek a third term stunned the mu­nic­i­pal mar­ket, rais­ing un­cer­tainty over the city’s stew­ard­ship.

3 Three more barred from in­dus­try af­ter ‘flip­ping’ charges

Three more in­di­vid­u­als have agreed to be barred from the se­cu­ri­ties in­dus­try for their al­leged in­volve­ment in a mu­nic­i­pal bond flip­ping and kick­back scheme, the lat­est de­vel­op­ment in an on­go­ing Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion in­ves­ti­ga­tion that has pro­duced sev­eral set­tle­ments and a fed­eral law­suit.

4 Mid­west’s uni­ver­si­ties scram­ble for a shrink­ing high school grad­u­ate pool

The Mid­west’s pub­lic and pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties are strain­ing to deal with en­roll­ment losses, a chal­lenge that is driv­ing credit ero­sion and forc­ing the sec­tor to look in new di­rec­tions for so­lu­tions.

5 ’Flip­ping’ cases raise sys­temic muni mar­ket ques­tions

Ac­tiv­i­ties like the flip­ping and kick­back scheme reg­u­la­tors brought to light in Cal­i­for­nia last month could un­der­mine the in­tegrity of mu­nic­i­pal of­fer­ings, though one mar­ket par­tic­i­pant sug­gests such con­duct may be an un­in­tended con­se­quence of ef­forts to po­lice pri­or­ity or­der pe­ri­ods.

6 Olsen be­comes SEC muni se­cu­ri­ties of­fice di­rec­tor

Re­becca J. Olsen has been named di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Mu­nic­i­pal Se­cu­ri­ties, the com­mis­sion an­nounced.

7 What House panel vote next week on Tax Re­form 2.0 means ead­line

The House Ways and Means Com­mit­tee plans to vote next week on Tax Re­form 2.0 leg­is­la­tion that would make the $10,000 fed­eral cap on state and lo­cal tax de­duc­tions per­ma­nent, the top tax writer said Tues­day.

8 All Aboard Florida has bond go-ahead for Or­lando ex­ten­sion

The Florida De­vel­op­ment Fi­nance Corp. board asked few ques­tions Wed­nes­day be­fore unan­i­mously ap­prov­ing a bond res­o­lu­tion and agree­ing to be the con­duit is­suer for All Aboard Florida’s $1.75 bil­lion sale of pri­vate ac­tiv­ity bonds.

9 Au­gust is­suance posts one of the high­est monthly vol­ume to­tals of 2018

Monthly new-is­sue vol­ume sur­passed the $30 bil­lion mark for the fourth time this year in Au­gust, help­ing keep third-quar­ter is­suance close to last year’s pace and po­ten­tially set­ting the stage for a more ro­bust sea­son of is­suance in the Fall.

10 Se­nate con­firms Elad Ro­is­man for SEC

The Se­nate voted 85 to 14 on Wed­nes­day, mostly along party lines, to con­firm Repub­li­can Elad Ro­is­man to be­come a mem­ber of the Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion for a term ex­pir­ing June 5, 2023.

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