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Subject: Why's the SEC Asking Governments to Tell on Themselves?
Date: Mon May 19 12:20:05 MDT 2014

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May 19, 2014

Why's the SEC Asking Governments to Tell on Themselves?

A new self-reporting initiative creates a prisoner's dilemma between governments and underwriters.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to Be Next HUD Secretary
Florida's Epic Redistricting Battle
Health & Human Services
Feds Crack Down on 'Gray Market' Doctors
Utah Supreme Court Halts Same-Sex Adoptions
Pennsylvania's Medicaid Expansion Won't Be Easy
Infrastructure & Environment
Louisiana Wants the Oil and Gas Industry to Pay to Restore Its Coast
Management & Labor
Why Are Manufacturers Targeting High Schools and Colleges?
Public Safety & Justice
California Ballot Initiative Would Raise the Amount People Can Receive in Medical Lawsuits
Study Shows Student Debt Grows Faster at Public Universities with Highest-Paid Leaders
The First Step in Seattle's Preschool-for-Everyone Plan
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