Wisconsin Goes International With Its Biggest, Trickiest Deal Yet

Shields, Yvette
January 2005
Bond Buyer;Deal of The Year Awards, p28
Trade Publication
Reports that the state of Wisconsin has introduced to the international market the first taxable pension bonds not secured by a state's full faith and credit. Recognition of the state's multibillion taxable appropriation-backed bond issue of the state as the winner of The Bond's Buyer's Deal of the Year award; Application of the multimillion proceed of the state to wipe out its unfunded pension liability; Evaluation by Fitch Ratings Inc. on the state's issuance.


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