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- Debt sales give private utilities advantage over their publicly owned counterparts. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;10/10/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30249, p24
Reports that an analyst has indicated that investor-owned utilities have an advantage over their municipal counterparts' bonds in coping with deregulation in the United States. Sale of debt tied to the rate-reduction charges; Attractiveness of higher coupons and higher ratings to investors.
- Despite mixed reviews on utilities, good buys are available. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;04/21/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30376, p7
Recommends municipal bonds issued by utilities in the United States. Reasons cited by Brian Winters, analyst with Van Kampen American Capital, for choosing utilities; Share of electrical utilities in the portfolio of Principal Management Corp.; Praise for the bond issues of the Sacramento...
- Lobbying to protect utilities' tax exemption. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;09/02/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30470, p4
Reports that several mayors plan to lobby their representatives in the United States Congress to adopt legislation that would protect the tax-exempt status of municipal utilities' debt in a deregulated electricity market. Provisions of the bill introduced by Congressman Phil English; American...
- IRS rules on yield burning, muni power take top priority. Stanton, Michael // Bond Buyer;08/05/97, Vol. 321 Issue 30202, p1
Reports on efforts in the United States to write regulations to help municipal bond issuers deal with utility deregulation and yield burning. Municipal utilities' concerns about the imp[act of the industry's restructuring on the tax-exempt status of their outstanding debt; Private-activity bond...
- After Downgrade, Indiana Town Eyes Rate Increases. Devitt, Caitlin // Bondbuyer.com;9/18/2015, p1
After getting hit with multi-notch downgrades on its water and sewer bonds, the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel is considering raising its utility rates.
- Mesa, Ariz., Voters to Face $261 Million for Utility System CIP. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;8/4/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32438, p4
The article reports that Mesa, Arizona voters will vote in November 2006 to approve a total of $260.7 million in utility revenue bonds to finance the city-owned utility system's capital improvement program. The bond questions for separate utility functions contained in the ballot are also...
- California utilities panel weighs decision on challenge to rate-reduction bond plan. Jacobus, Arleen // Bond Buyer;10/23/97, Vol. 322 Issue 30258, p6
Reports on the deliberations by the California Public Utilities Commission on a legal challenge against its plans to sell rate-reduction bonds in the states. State-based enterprises included in the sale; Possibility of seeking court orders to prevent the bond sale.
- Burlington, Vt., Sale Gets Green Light Despite Volatile Market. Higginbotham, Stacey // Bond Buyer;04/25/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31125, p24
Reports on the Burlington City Council's approval of the sale of revenue bonds for Burlington, Vermont's electric department. Amount of revenue bonds to be issued; Public power bond sales in Burlington.
- N.C. IOUs suggest deal. McEntee, Christopher; Reisman, Michael // Bond Buyer;10/29/99, Vol. 330 Issue 30758, p1
Reports on the solution proposed by North Carolina's dominant investor-owned utilities for eliminating six million dollars of bonds sold by the state's municipal power agencies. Impact of the proposal on the possibility of electric deregulation in the state; Utilities' agreement to impose a...