All Eyes on Puerto Rico
- Despite Gains, the Game Remains the Same. McDonald, Michael // Bond Buyer;3/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32094, Special section p18
Focuses on the state of public finance in New York. Upgrade of the state's bond rating by Moody's Investor Service; Budget proposed by Governor George Pataki which includes plans to close the budget deficit; Continued use of non-recurring resources and high-risk debt practices; Top bond issuers...
- Priority: Letting Air Out of the Deficit Balloon. O'Brien, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;3/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32094, Special section p23
Focuses on the state of public finance in Rhode Island. Budget problems faced by the state; Effort of Governor Donald L. Carcieri to share the cost of health care premiums among state employees; Top bond issuers and spending priorities of the state; Bond ratings of the state.
- New Regime Ready to Battle Budget Woes. Daulerio, A. J. // Bond Buyer;3/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32094, Special section p22
Focuses on the state of public finance in Puerto Rico, led by Governor Anibal Acevedo-Vila. Financial challenges of the commonwealth brought about by a bloated budget deficit; Plan to issue debt for a new coliseum and a convention center; Top bond issuers and the commonwealth's credit rating;...
- A WEALTHY NEW YORK CITY STRUGGLES TO STAY SOLVENT. Schultz, Sue // Governing;Sep1999, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p58
Reports on the decline of the credit rating of Nassau County, New York as of September 1999. Junk-bond status of the county's credit rating; Financial standing of the county; Plans to solve the financial problem of the county.
- St. Paul's '876 Fund' Defaults. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;12/6/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32023, p1
Reports on the default of the credit rating for the St. Paul Port Authority revenue bonds by Standard & Poor's Rating Services in the state of New York. Reason for the downgrading of the rating; Statement of Thomas Collins, authority spokesman regarding the situation; Impact of the default on...
- With No Luck on Slots, Focus Turns to Cuts. Newman, Emily // Bond Buyer;3/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32094, Special section p13
Focuses on the state of public finance in Maryland at the start of 2005. Expected increase in income tax revenues due to higher employment levels, solid growth wages and salaries; Budget surplus incurred in the past year; Revenue-generation effort of Governor Robert Ehrlich; Bond ratings of the...
- Looking for a Triple-A While Fixing Medicaid. Larkin, Gary // Bond Buyer;3/21/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32094, Special section p24
Focuses on the state of public finance in Vermont, led by Governor Jim Douglas. Revision of the state's general fund revenue forecasts for both fiscal 2005 and 2006; Percentage increase in inheritance and estate tax revenue; Top bond issuers and the state's spending priorities; Credit rating of...
- Rainy-Day Fund May Be Key to Improving Washington-Area Transit Credit. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;10/19/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31992, p4
Reports on the credit quality of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Limiting of the rainy-day operating fund to two percent of the operating budget.
- City's bond rating in jeopardy. Zwilling, James // Inside Tucson Business;5/31/2004, Vol. 13 Issue 48, p1
Forecasts the decline of the existing bond rating of the city of Tucson, Arizona and its implications for economic development. Existing credit rating; Revenue from taxation; Implications for increased interest rates on bonds and increased budget deficit.