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Bond Financing

November 20, 2019, 12pm PST
The Detroit City Council dealt a blow to Mayor Mike Duggan by rejecting the mayor's signature blight reduction proposal.
Detroit Free Press
May 31, 2019, 11am PDT
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.
Connecticut Post
July 5, 2016, 6am PDT
San Antonio provides a case study of the difficult politics of funding affordable housing measures.
San Antonio Express News
May 5, 2016, 8am PDT
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.
The Seattle Times
April 25, 2016, 10am PDT
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.
The Seattle Times
November 13, 2015, 2pm PST
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.
Bloomberg Business
August 12, 2015, 8am PDT
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.
Community Impact Newspaper
May 26, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
The Columbus Dispatch
March 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
The Oregonian