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CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter - August 2017
August 30, 2017
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CDFA Oklahoma/Kansas Financing Roundtable Newsletter


KS Utility Revamps a Coal Plant with $250 in Bonds
Faced with the need to add air pollution controls to its Nearman Creek coal-fired power plant or shut it down, the Board of Public Utilities in Kansas City, Kansas decided to undertake a major construction project: adding $250 million worth of air quality equipment to the 235-megawatt plant. The project was financed using tax-exempt municipal bonds.

Aviation Industry Flying High in OK
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission released a study last week estimating that the aviation and aerospace industries now comprise the second-largest sector of the state's economy, with an annual economic impact of roughly $43.8 billion.

OK Gov. Candidate Wanting to Reduce Tax Credits for Oil and Gas Industry
State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones says he's ready for a new role — serving as the next governor of Oklahoma. Jones would like to see more state funding available through cutting the number of tax credits given  to the oil and gas industry.

Voters Approve Special Assessment for Kansas City Streetcar
Residents living within the boundaries of the special taxing district, which includes the area roughly between the Missouri River and 53rd street, and State Line Road and Campbell, will be on the hook for special property assessments to generate funding for the streetcar.

AEP Will Recoup $2.5B in Credits on $4.5B OK Wind Energy Project
One of the nation's largest power companies, American Electric Power, recently announced plans to purchase what it said would be the biggest U.S. wind farm in the state of Oklahoma, a strong signal of continued growth for renewables.

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