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Transcription: Chip Barnett: (00:03)Hi, and welcome to The Bond Buyers reporters’ roundtable, an inside look from the experts at what will be happening around the country that’s of interest to you in the public finance arena. I’m Chip Barnett. And with me today is the core of the bond buyers regional coverage senior reporters, Yvette
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board will be releasing a comprehensive summary in July of the comments it received as part of its request for information on environmental social and governance considerations in the muni market. The board received 52 comments in response to its request for information, many of which centered around the MSRB’s lack
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Some observers of Puerto Rico politics are concerned that the territory’s government appears to continue to avoid fiscal responsibility, ignoring past mistakes that led it into the largest bankruptcy in municipal market history. And some stakeholders fear what the island’s future looks like without a federal Oversight Board running the fiscal ship. On Tuesday, the
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget signing ceremony was overshadowed by a tight mayor’s race. Frontrunners U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and Rick Caruso, a billionaire mall developer, have been running neck-and-neck. Caruso has blanketed the airways with self-funded television ads effectively pushing out well-known Democrats like Los Angeles City Attorney and former state legislator, Mike
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Municipals ended firmer on the short end Friday, capping off a quieter, but stronger week, while U.S. Treasuries were weaker and equities sold off. Investors will be greeted Monday with an increase in supply with the new-issue calendar estimated at $6.488 billion in $4.142 billion of negotiated deals and $2.347 billion of competitive loans. The
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Managing change is one constant in a public finance officer’s job, said incoming Government Finance Officers Association president Terri Velasquez, who takes the helm at a volatile time for government finance. Velasquez, the finance director of Aurora, Colorado, assumes the post after being elected by the GFOA last July. Her one-year term begins during an
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The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has filed a proposal with the Securities and Exchange Commission to change its fee structure to account for prior year results, a move aimed at ensuring the board maintains sufficient operating revenue and avoids collecting excess cash reserves. The new fee structure will establish a new Annual Rate Card Process
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Sacramento-based Sutter Health received an improved outlook to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, reflecting expectations that the health system’s improved financial position will continue. The outlook revision affects $4.5 billion in debt. “The affirmation of the A1 rating and the revision of the outlook reflect our expectation that recent operating improvements will be
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Municipals were slightly firmer in light trading Tuesday with the asset class ignoring a large selloff in U.S. Treasuries while equities ended the session with losses. Triple-A yield curves saw up to two basis point bumps, continuing to outperform U.S. Treasuries, moving ratios lower again. Muni-to-UST ratios were at 74% in five years, 87% in
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Infrastructure consulting firm InfraStrategies LLC, which provides infrastructure financing advice to a number of major issuers nationwide, has brought on board Emma Huang from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation. Huang follows the firm’s January hire of Joshua Schank, who ran LA Metro’s Office of Extraordinary Innovation, which oversees the agency’s
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Parties in the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority bankruptcy asked the judge Wednesday for an extra month to negotiate a debt restructuring deal. The Puerto Rico Oversight Board made the request on behalf of the the Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority, National Public Finance Guarantee, Assured Guaranty, Syncora Guarantee, Ad Hoc Group of PREPA
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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed amendments to its Names Rule may not have a direct effect on the municipal bond industry today, though market participants believe it could influence proposals the SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities is considering for the future. The proposal comes days after BNY Mellon was fined $1.5 million by the
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