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Prop 13 on the Ballot in California—Just Not the Prop 13 Everyone's Worried About

A case of mistaken identity has embroiled California in election controversy, as claims of bias and misinformation swirl around Prop 13 (2020), Prop 13 (1978), and an anticipated "split roll" initiative.

February 19, 2020 - James Brasuell

Detroit Vacant

Proposed $250 Million Blight Removal Bond Fails in Detroit

The Detroit City Council dealt a blow to Mayor Mike Duggan by rejecting the mayor's signature blight reduction proposal.

November 20, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

Metro-North Railroad

Op-Ed: Toll Revenues Could Fix Aging New York-Connecticut Rail Connection

Rather than bonds, an op-ed makes the case for electronic tolls to pay for improvements to commuter rail lines between New York City and Connecticut.

May 31, 2019 - Connecticut Post

San Antonio City Hall

San Antonio Wants a Housing Bond, but its Charter Won't Make it Easy

San Antonio provides a case study of the difficult politics of funding affordable housing measures.

July 5, 2016 - San Antonio Express News

Seattle KeyARena

Seattle Rejects NBA-Seeking Development Proposal

A development proposal for a new NBA arena, in the works since 2012, was dead on arrival to the Seattle City Council. The decision surprised even project opponents.

May 5, 2016 - The Seattle Times

Seattle KeyARena

Seattle's Preemptive Strike for an NBA Arena Up for Debate

With the prospects of an NBA team bolting for Seattle not looking great anytime in the near future, the Seattle City Council is debating a proposal that has been in the works since 2012.

April 25, 2016 - The Seattle Times

$1.75 Billion Bond Sale Delayed for All Aboard Florida

High-yield funds have less money to spend these days, leaving large infrastructure projects like the All Aboard Florida high-speed rail project waiting at the station.

November 13, 2015 - Bloomberg Business

On the Ballot: $700 Million in Bond Funding for Roads in Houston's Harris County

The legacy of sprawl in and around Houston has forced local officials to seek $700 million in bond funding (part of an $848 million bond package) to pay for road improvement projects.

August 12, 2015 - Community Impact Newspaper

US Highway 23 in Ohio

Ohio's Experiment in Public-Private Partnership Just Tripled in Cost

The Portsmouth Bypass will provide Ohio's first test case of public-private partnership on a major transportation project. As such, the news about the project's ballooning costs could have been better.

May 26, 2015 - The Columbus Dispatch

Urban Renewal District Ready to Pay Off in Beaverton

An urban renewal district established in 2011 in the city of Beaverton, Oregon has so far fallen short of its 150-million potential. But as the local economy improves, so too does the tax increment and bond financing potential of the district.

March 12, 2015 - The Oregonian

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Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department

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City of Bangor

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