FAR WEST Bond-Watch

Finestone, Deborah; Williams, Rochelle
March 2003
Bond Buyer;3/28/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31803, p33
Trade Publication
Presents information on the bond market in Far West states as of March 28, 2003.Alaska may need to issue more bonds to finance renovations at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport that will address security needs, growth, and cover cost overruns. California's former finance director Tim Gage has been named to the governing board that oversees California's electricity grid. House Republicans plan to introduce a proposal to raise 122 million dollars by boosting taxes on cigarettes and beer, doubling tobacco and wine taxes, and creating new taxes on soft drinks, bottled water, and lottery tickets. Financial ratings agency Moody's Investor Service Inc. has assigned an Aa1 rating to 52.5 million dollars in single-familymortgage bonds being sold on March 28, 2003 by the Montana Board of Housing.


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