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CDFA Bond Finance Update - August 15, 2017

Bond Finance Update
August 15, 2017
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Bill Would Provide $1B of PABs for Coal Community Zones
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Coal Community Empowerment Act (S. 1743) authorizing up to $1 billion in PAB financing in 90 Coal Community Zones around the country. Localities in those zones would use bond proceeds to provide low-interest loans to businesses.

Texarkana, AR Backing Potential Cooper Project with Bonds
The city of Texarkana has authorized the issuance of industrial development bonds valued at up to $250 million to be used to support investment by Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in its car and light truck tire plant in the Arkansas city.

Newport News City Council Gives Ivy Tower Second Approval
Newport News City Council signed off again on issuing $16 million in bonds for a project to rehabilitate Ivy Tower, after the project was delayed with the prospect of federal tax reform.

$6M Issuance Approved, Morgantown Industrial Park to Expand
The Monongalia County Commission approved a resolution Aug. 9 authorizing the issuance of bonds for a second phase of development at the Morgantown Industrial Park.

$150M in State Bonds for Tahoe Reno Industrial Center Biofuels Plant
A high-tech plant that will eventually convert Lockwood's garbage into jet and diesel fuel won final approval to use $150 million in bonds to build Phase II of the project at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center.

MSRB Examining Primary Offering Practices and Rules
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is preparing to issue a concept release seeking market feedback on a broad range of primary offering practices, MSRB executive director Lynnette Kelly said Friday.

IRS: Bonds Tax Exempt after Hospital Contract with Pharmacy School
A recent Internal Revenue Service private letter ruling is being greeted by tax lawyers as confirmation that the tax-exempt status of bonds issued by public teaching hospitals isn't jeopardized under most agreements with medical schools, nursing schools and pharmacy schools.

Market Reports

Municipal Market Snapshot
Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. | Aug. 15 | Bond Finance | Bond Finance\Market Reports

KPM Weekly Rate Update
KPM Financial | Aug. 14 | Bond Finance | Bond Finance\Market Reports

Municipal Market Update
Stern Brothers & Co. | Aug. 7 | Bond Finance | Bond Finance\Market Reports

Upcoming Events

CDFA Brownfields Financing Webinar: Hazardous to Healthy: Financing Solutions for Recovering Brownfields
August 31, 2017 - 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern
Join CDFA, our technical assistance partners, and experienced brownfield communities as we discuss how the finance toolbox can be used to compliment the redevelopment and cleanup of your brownfield project.

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News from The Bond Buyer

The latest municipal finance headlines from The Bond Buyer.

New FL Passenger Train Service Delayed Again
All Aboard Florida has delayed the expected launch dates of its Brightline-branded passenger trains.

Sen. Hatch Interview Concerns Muni Advocates
Sen. Orrin Hatch, chairman off the Senate Finance Committee, recently stated in an interview that charitable donations and mortgage interest are the only two federal tax deductions that he can guarantee will survive under tax reform.

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Bond Finance Headlines

Savannah, GA to Issue $8.6M in Bonds for Street Infrastructure
Savannah Morning News | Aug. 11 | Infrastructure Finance | Bond Finance

Berks County IDA OKs $650M Bond Issue for Hospital Acquisition Project
Reading Eagle | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance

Erie County IDA Issuing Bonds for Charter School
The Buffalo News | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Jackson, MO; Cape Girardeau County Approve IDBs for SoutheastHEALTH
Southeast Missourian | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Fresh From an Upgrade, WI Boosts Bond Authority
The Bond Buyer | Aug. 10 | Bond Finance

Brewer's Looking to Build $90M Facility in Gilbert, AZ
AZ Central | Aug. 9 | Bond Finance | Special Assessment Districts

CA, Once Compared to Greece, Is Now Trading Better Than AAA
Bloomberg Markets | Aug. 8 | Bond Finance

Green Bonds Promoted Worldwide for Climate Finance
IISD | Aug. 4 | Green Finance | Bond Finance | Energy Finance

Cleveland Clinic Health System to Issue $1B Bond Offering
Reuters | Aug. 4 | Bond Finance

Santa Monica, CA Considers $77B Bond Issue for Green City Hall Annex
Santa Monica Lookout | Aug. 4 | Bond Finance | Green Finance

Renovate America Completes Eleventh PACE Securitization
PR Newswire | Aug. 4 | Green Finance | Bond Finance | Energy Finance

More Private Investment Can Help Us Tackle Our Nation's Growing Infrastructure Deficit
InsideSources | Aug. 3 | Bond Finance | Federal | Infrastructure Finance | Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financing | Tax Credits | U.S. Dept. of Commerce (DOC)

New Funding Sources Sought for OR Affordable Housing
The Register-Guard | Aug. 1 | Bond Finance | Tax Credits

NYC TFA to Sell $1.5B of Bonds
The Bond Buyer | Aug. 1 | Bond Finance

Springfield, MA Saves Millions Thanks to Bond Rating
MassLive | Aug. 1 | Bond Finance | Infrastructure Finance | Water Finance

$31.68M WHEFA Bond Financing Supports Grant Regional Health Center
WHEFA | Aug. 1 | Bond Finance

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