Michigan May Let County Issue GO Debt for OPEBs

Carvlin, Elizabeth
July 2006
Bond Buyer;7/21/2006, Vol. 357 Issue 32428, p1
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The article reports that U.S. Senator Nancy Cassis plans to introduce legislation that would allow Oakland County, Michigan to issue general obligation bonds to fund around $500 million unfunded liability for retiree health care costs. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson introduced hi 2007-08 biennial budget and proposed the $500 million taxable bond issue for shifting an irrevocable trust for post-employment health care costs to bond payments.


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