California's Big Deal Aside, Region Falls Short

Saskal, Rich; Kelemen, Jasmina
March 2005
Bond Buyer;3/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32094, Special section p68
Trade Publication
Reports on the decline in the volume of the municipal bonds of the Western states in the U.S. in its 2003 record despite the massive deficit bond financing of the state of California. Percentage of decrease in the government securities of California; Comment of Roger Davis, chairman of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLC's public finance department, on the distortion of dollar volumes by the presence of multiple billion-dollar transactions; Percentage of increase in the western states' auction rate volume.


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