Stories tagged: bonds
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 10:52 A.M.
Bill would lower supermajority requirement for Idaho bonds
The threshold for approving municipality and school bonds would be lowered slightly under a new proposal recently introduced in the Idaho Statehouse.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Spokane County saves millions by refinancing bonds for wastewater treatment system
Spokane County officials have saved more than $7 million by refinancing bonds that the county sold in 2009 to pay for its wastewater treatment system.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 1:36 P.M.
Ford said to issue $2 billion in auto debt for tech spending
Ford plans to issue about $2 billion in debt, the company’s first automotive borrowing in almost four years, as it boosts spending on self-driving cars, mobility services and electrified vehicles.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 2:56 P.M.
Fed rate-hike odds approach 100 percent in Anticipation of Trump
Analysts spent early November warning a Trump victory in the U.S. presidential election would make the Federal Reserve less likely to raise interest rates. What happened instead is that it …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 3:33 P.M.
Christian school hopes to buy old University High School
The old University High School building is for sale after a flurry of school construction, remodeling and relocation in the Central Valley School district, and a small Christian school hopes …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 10:02 A.M.
Bonds plunge by $1 trillion this week as Trump seen as game changer
More than $1 trillion was wiped off the value of bonds around the world this week as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s policies are seen boosting spending and quickening inflation.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
Global money is fleeing Japan stocks at fastest pace since 1987
After dumping their Tokyo stock holdings for four of the past five months, foreigners are on track for their biggest annual exodus since 1987. Back then, they were fleeing bubbly …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
Liberty Lake, Airway Heights asking for bonds to build recreation centers
Airway Heights and Liberty Lake residents will soon vote on $25 million worth of construction bond measures. Airway Heights voters will decide on $13 million recreation center, and voters in …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Record-low U.S. Treasury yield points to rising economic fears
Fear and uncertainty about the global economy are leading investors to embrace the relative safety of U.S. government debt and slashing yields to record lows.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 2:45 P.M.
Pending home sales hit highest level since 2006
Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 12:56 P.M.
Average 30-year mortgage rate ticks up to 3.58 percent
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates were little changed this week at or near their lows for the year.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help
Puerto Rican officials say the island’s default on a $422 million bond payment is only the beginning if the U.S. Congress doesn’t help resolve the situation soon.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016
Froma Harrop: Puerto Rico offers lesson in risk
Turning the language around, the big financial interests are now calling the bankruptcy route a “bailout.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Moody’s puts Mexico on ‘negative’ outlook, keeps A3 rating
Moody’s credit rating agency has changed the outlook for Mexico’s debt rating to negative from stable, citing low oil prices and slow economic growth.
FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016, 7 P.M.
Bond money fuels school construction in Central Valley
The renovation of the old Yoke’s supermarket on 16 N. Progress Road prompted a complicated game of musical schools in the Central Valley School District. The renovations, as well as …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27, 2016, 11:27 A.M.
Fed voices concern about global economic pressures
The Federal Reserve is keeping a key interest rate unchanged while pledging to closely monitor developments in the global economy and financial markets.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015
Election Preview: Proposed Liberty School District bond to pay for infrastructure renovations
The Liberty School District is hoping to pass a $12.9 million bond this November to replace aging equipment.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
Orchard Prairie School District, taxpayers wrestle with financial realities of preserving rural benefits
Plenty of room for her twin boys to play and a small rural school drew Teri Tucker from Spokane’s South Hill to the pastoral Orchard Prairie. “It was the lifestyle …
TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
Nine Mile Falls, Cheney school districts try again on bonds
Voters in the Cheney and Nine Mile Falls school districts will be asked a second time to approve construction bonds for major renovations in their high schools. Both districts proposed …
THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015
Tax exemption puts Spokane and county at odds
When city leaders encouraged Spokane voters to pass last year’s street levy, they promised that existing property tax rates wouldn’t change. Now that promise is in jeopardy.
FRIDAY, AUG. 1, 2014
Spokane approves property tax hikes for police, fire departments
Spokane leaders have promised to take an annual 1 percent property tax increase through 2016 to help fund $26 million worth of new vehicles and equipment for the fire and …
THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2013
Newman Lake district to float bond to replace old fire station
Newman Lake Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Keith Yamane is hoping that the housing and job markets have recovered enough for his district to take another shot at passing a …
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013
Parking hot issue in 14th Avenue restoration
The city of Spokane is getting ready to renovate 14th Avenue from Monroe Street to Grand Boulevard. The renovation is one of the street projects paid for by the 10-year …
THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 2013
Plan calls for hike in Washington gas tax
OLYMPIA, Wash. – House Democrats unveiled a transportation revenue package Wednesday that would raise $9.8 billion over the next decade with the help of a 10-cent bump in the gas …
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013
Group sends mailer opposing EV school bond
Citizens for Responsible Taxation mailed fliers this week targeting the $65 million East Valley School District bond on the ballot in Tuesday’s special election. The bond would pay to renovate …
SUNDAY, OCT. 21, 2012
WSU, UW could expand investments if bill passes
A constitutional amendment on this year’s ballot could help Washington State University earn a little more investment income in the future. If approved, Senate Joint Resolution 8223 would allow WSU …
THURSDAY, AUG. 18, 2011
Sprague-Appleway couplet fate heads to ballot
After lengthy debate Monday, the Spokane Valley City Council voted 5-2 to put the conversion of one-way Sprague Avenue and Appleway Boulevard between Argonne and University roads on the November …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2011
Sprague ballot plan gets mixed reception
The proposal to add one-way Sprague Avenue to the November ballot got mixed reviews at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, with most council members for it and two members …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
Funds needed to run new jail
A new Spokane County jail may require two public votes: one for bonds to build it and another for a sales tax increase to operate it. “I think we have …
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010
Districts prepare to build
Plans to build new schools or add new classrooms are moving ahead on the West Plains. It’s a busy time for the school districts after voters approved bonds in Cheney …