... Fresh data from feds updates pay equity gap between men and women in Massachusetts ...... Public Health Committee plans Sept. 26 hearing on "aid in dying" bills ...... Senate plans to resume formal sessions in late September, perhaps Sept. 28 ...... House advances title insurance bill (H 567) ...... Environmentalists plan stand-ins to call out Baker on fossil fuels, press for more clean energy ...... Treasury announces latest names added to unclaimed property list ...... Flanagan resignation leaves Senate without chair of Mental Health, Substance Abuse Committee ...... Tax collections under benchmark, up 1.9 percent two months into fiscal 2018 ...... Baker plays central role at three-hour U.S. Senate hearing on health care ...... MassDEP plans hearing Tuesday on MassDOT's updated transit projects status report ...... Major annual health care cost report scheduled for release on Wednesday ...
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MBTA LAYS CLAIM TO FIRST TAX-EXEMPT SUSTAINABILITY BONDS

The MBTA is preparing to issue hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to finance its capital plans and T officials said they expect to be the first entity in the country to issue tax-exempt sustainability bonds.

The Department of Transportation Board of Directors on Monday approved the issuance of up to $290 million in new money bonds tied to the T's sales tax receipts and the issuance of up to $315 million in bond anticipation notes (BANs). The T's Fiscal and Management Control Board had recommended the transactions.


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