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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said he will vote against Judy Shelton, one of two Trump administration nominees to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. ”I’m not going to be endorsing,” Romney told reporters Thursday. “I will be voting against it.” Shelton, an informal adviser to President Trump’s campaign in 2016, is nominated along
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State tax law changes that improve Chicago’s prospects for developing its first casino will help efforts to cover rising pension contributions but the project falls short of solving the city’s budgetary and pension woes, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “The legislation marks an important step toward a new revenue source to help the city fund
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The two remaining active monoline municipal bond insurers are experiencing a boom in business stemming from investors’ credit concerns and Assured Guaranty just got another nod from a rating agency showcasing its resiliency. S&P Global Ratings issued its annual report on Assured Guaranty, affirming its AA rating along with a stable outlook. . “In addition
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San Francisco officials are seeking voter approval of $487.5 million general obligation bonds to address the city’s COVID-19-related economic downturn and longer-term health-, housing- and poverty-related challenges. The city’s board of supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved sending the “Health and Recovery” bond ballot to voters to decide in November. Mayor London Breed introduced the proposal
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While the Federal Reserve has busied itself trying to keep the markets stable, its job when the crisis is over will be to keep monetary policy accommodative, according to Fed Gov. Lael Brainard. “A thick fog of uncertainty still surrounds us, and downside risks predominate,” she said during a National Association for Business Economics webinar,
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The State University of New York will sell a $328.5 million refinancing deal to create near-term financial flexibility to offset expected declines in student housing revenue stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. SUNY is scheduled to sell the federally taxable dormitory facilities revenue bonds Tuesday through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York. Proceeds
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Wide-spread mask wearing and following other health-care measures will be vital to economic growth in the U.S., said Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan. “While monetary and fiscal policy have a key role to play, the primary economic policy from here is broad mask wearing and good execution of these health-care protocols,” Kaplan
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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transit Innovation Partnership have launched a “COVID-19 response challenge” to engage the private tech industry and rapidly evaluate and deploy innovative technologies that make public transit safer in light of the pandemic. “To truly modernize every element of how we run our transit system, you have to look
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The public agency that manages St. Louis public transit hits the market as soon as Tuesday with a refunding to ease near-term COVID-19-induced revenue strains. The Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan Bi-State Development Agency is selling $171 million of combined lien mass transit sales tax appropriation refunding bonds including $13 million of tax-exempts and $158 million of taxables.
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The Puerto Rico Oversight Board approved a fiscal plan expected to increase property tax revenues to the island’s municipal governments by 26%. The governments have been struggling financially. The move Friday afternoon is an attempt by the board to free localities from depending on central government subsidies. Puerto Rico Executive Director Natalie Jaresko said improving
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