Fiscal board: PREPA request for $200 million lacks financial data (The San Juan Daily Star, 12/30/22)

Puerto Rico doesn’t expect to sell bonds before 2025 (The Bond Buyer, 12/22/22)

Congress reaches deal to Keep Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program funded (NBC News, 12/20/22)

Congress clinches deal to fund Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico, other territories (The Washington Post, 12/19/22)

House passes bill calling for binding vote on statehood for Puerto Rico (The Washington Post, 12/15/22)

Puerto Rico Housing Department asks for more time to use CDBG-DR funds (El Nuevo Dia, 12/7/22)

Legal push to cut Puerto Rico power company debt delayed (Associated Press, 12/1/22)

Proposed tax changes to include requiring contributions from Act 22 beneficiaries (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/3/22)

Puerto Rico Board may move solo on PREPA restructuring (The Bond Buyer, 1/28/22)

Approved fiscal plan says PR won’t face budget deficits until 2048 (The San Juan Daily Star, 1/28/22)

PR board passes fiscal plan with 18% more spending (The Bond Buyer, 1/27/22)

Puerto Rico Approved to Exit Bankruptcy, Ending Record Saga (Bloomberg, 1/18/22)

Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Judge approves Plan of Adjustment (The Bond Buyer, 1/18/22)

FOMB Statement – POA Confirmation (Financial Management and Oversight Board Press Release, 1/18/22)

FEMA stays focused on earthquake recovery (The San Juan Daily Star, 1/13/22)

Broad support for POA signaled as confirmation hearings begin (The San Juan Daily Star, 11/9/21)

Puerto Rico bankruptcy nears end as debt plan goes up for approval (Reuters, 11/9/21)

After weeks of uncertainty, Puerto Rico board files new Plan of Adjustment (The Bond Buyer, 11/5/21)

Judge advances Puerto Rico Board’s pension interpretation of bond bill (The Bond Buyer, 11/3/21)

Housing: $184 million in federal disaster recovery funds target island’s south (The San Juan Daily Star, 11/1/21)

Puerto Rico leaders welcome Biden’s $1B SSI benefits (The Bond Buyer, 10/29/21)

Puerto Rico Board OKs plan confirmation without mediation (The Bond Buyer, 10/28/21)

Energy regulator greenlights 38 LUMA T&D projects totaling $653 million (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/20/21)

COFINA meets debt payments for 3rd straight year (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/20/21)

Puerto Rico House Passes Bond Bill to Restructure Debt (Bloomberg, 10/19/21)

Puerto Rico’s leaders welcome Oversight Board deal (The Bond Buyer, 10/15/21)

PREPA official tells congressional panel of major system overhaul in the works (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/7/21)

PREPA report shows extent of disrepair in generation area (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/5/21)

PRASA puts $77 million in infrastructure projects out to bid (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/4/21)

Medicaid funding bill for PR goes to White House for Biden’s signature (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/1/21)

Economic cabinet backs enabling legislation for debt deal, with technical tweaks (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/30/21)

Josué Colón returns as PREPA executive director (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/30/21)

Ex-Housing chief Gil-Enseñat named new PREPA board chairman (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/29/21)

Economic Activity Index rises 5 years in a row (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/29/21)

FEMA backs resident commissioner’s claim that PREPA has not filed for disbursement of funds (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/23/21)

FEMA outlines processes for island’s power grid projects (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/23/21)

Puerto Rico House to Unveil Bond-Cutting Bill for Next Week: Speaker (Bloomberg, 9/21/21)

Pierluisi: PREPA’s privatization will resolve island’s power issues (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/21/21)

Optimism stems from congressional proposals (El Nuevo Dia, 9/14/21)

Tourism execs: Puerto Rico needs to pump millions into infrastructure to compete (News Is My Business, 9/14/21)

Business leaders discuss future of island manufacturing (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/15/21)

PREB approves rebuild of Naguabo wind farm flattened by hurricane (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/14/21)

Passenger traffic up 14.8% at Luis Munoz Marin Int’l Airport last month, vs. Aug. ’19 (News Is My Business, 9/8/21)

Market access issues may delay fiscal board’s departure from PR (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/8/21)

Resident commissioner files petition in SSI case before US Supreme Court (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/8/21)

Bill would enable offshore wind projects in PR, other territories
(The San Juan Daily Star, 9/8/21)

Puerto Rico stands to receive well over $1 billion if federal infrastructure bill becomes law (The San Juan Daily Star, 8/11/21)

Fiscal board extends offer to certain lenders for joining debt adjustment plan (The San Juan Daily Star, 8/10/21)

Puerto Rico P3 Authority seeking co.’s to modernize HTA’s digital infrastructure (News Is My Business, 8/10/21)

Puerto Rico board sets out argument for Plan of Adjustment (The Bond Buyer, 8/6/21)

Puerto Rico’s Economic Activity Index shows Y-o-Y increase of 7.9% in May (News Is My Business, 7/15/21)

Judge Swain Issues Preliminary Backing of POA Disclosure Statement (Caribbean Business, 7/14/21)

Oversight Board reached agreements with additional creditors: Support Agreement with Unsecured Creditors; Proposal for an Agreement with Teachers Unions (FOMB release, 7/14/21)

Governor taps Marrero Díaz for secretary of state (The San Juan Daily Star, 7/13/21)

E&C Leaders Announce Medicaid Funding Agreement for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Territories (House Energy and Commerce Committee Release, 7/9/21)

Puerto Rico Economic Development Bank: 80,000 Jobs Recovered (Caribbean Business, 7/7/21)

Passenger traffic at LMM up 13.7% in June ’21 vs. ’19’s pre-pandemic levels (News Is My Business, 7/7/21)

AAFAF: Gov’t bank balances grew by 12% in May (The San Juan Daily Star, 7/5/21)

COR3 continues apace with recovery projects (The San Juan Daily Star, 7/5/21)

Manufacturing Index Continues to Grow and Recover (Caribbean Business, 7/2/21)

General Fund’s March Net Revenues Exceed Projections (The Weekly Journal, 6/10/21)

Puerto Rico revenues beat projections by 19% over three quarters (The Bond Buyer, 6/10/21)

InvestPR looks to position Puerto Rico as ‘next global BioSciences Manufacturing destination’ (News Is My Business, 6/10/21)

Gov. Pierluisi Spearheads Meeting for Medicaid Funding (Caribbean Business, 6/2/21)

House speaker seeks unified call for PR’s full inclusion in federal social programs (The San Juan Daily Star, 6/1/21)

Resident Commissioner joins bipartisan push to make all emergency materials ‘in the USA’ (The San Juan Daily Star, 5/31/21)

Puerto Rico Board Seeks Island’s Bankruptcy Exit This Year (Bloomberg, 5/27/21)

Think tank: Broader discussion needed on use of federal recovery funds (The San Juan Daily Star, 5/27/21)

With debt deal filed, Puerto Rico is now closer to exiting bankruptcy (The San Juan Daily Star, 5/13/21)

Fiscal board submits $10.1 billion budget proposal to Legislature (The San Juan Daily Star, 5/13/21)

Gov. Pierluisi Requests U.S. Treasury to Distribute ARPA Funding: Puerto Rico Should Receive Some $2.47 billion (Caribbean Business, 5/12/21)

Puerto Rico Oversight Board affirms PREPA deal (The Bond Buyer, 5/12/21)

Oversight Board Submits Third Amended Plan of Adjustment to Reflect Agreements with Additional Creditors (Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, 5/12/21)

Bond insurers solidify their support for Puerto Rico deals (The Bond Buyer, 5/6/21)

Puerto Rico bankruptcy judge sets disclosure hearing date (The Bond Buyer, 5/5/21)

Puerto Rico governor vetoes delay to electric privatization (The Bond Buyer, 5/5/21)

Stensby: LUMA grid management will mean fewer energy consultants (The San Juan Daily Star, 5/3/21)

Judge reserves ruling on whether LUMA payments should be granted priority (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/29/21)

Bill refiled in Congress to develop renewable energy in PR, USVI (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/29/21)

Puerto Rico board’s population number shown to be too pessimistic (The Bond Buyer, 4/27/21)

Puerto Rico Debt Crunch Eases as U.S. Aid Lifts Surplus (Bloomberg, 4/24/21)

Statehood for Puerto Rico would kill its triple-tax-exemption (The Bond Buyer, 4/27/21)

Puerto Rico to distribute $750 million for permanent recovery projects (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/22/21)

Governor names task force on Medicaid & Medicare (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/20/21)

Biden administration lifts Trump-era restrictions stalling Puerto Rico hurricane aid: The Department of Housing and Urban Development also made $8.2 billion available to Puerto Rico, three years after Congress initially approved the aid (NBC News, 4/20/21)

Puerto Rico Towns to Receive Additional $100M in Pandemic Aid: Funds Totaling $300M for Emergency Services During Covid-19 Crisis (Caribbean Business, 4/14/21)

Lawmakers who weren’t co-sponsors of Statehood Admission Act will vote in favor (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/15/21)

Puerto Rico gets an advocate in the White House (The Bond Buyer, 4/13/21)

Federal Treasury Dept. OKs coronavirus stimulus distribution plan for Puerto Rico (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/13/21)

Conditions for LUMA Energy’s takeover of PREPA’s T&D have not yet been met (The San Juan Daily Star, 4/12/21)

Darren Soto says any congressional status agreement must seek a permanent solution (El Nuevo Dia, 4/10/21)

Puerto Rico Seizes on Junk-Bond Rally With $1.8 Billion Sale (Bloomberg, 4/8/21)

PR board seeks to restart revenue bond cases, set disclosure hearing (The Bond Buyer, 4/7/21)

Puerto Rico revenues exceed projections by double-digits (The Bond Buyer, 4/6/21)

Treasury Dept.; Jan. collections at $817M, beating forecast by $62.3M (News Is My Business, 4/6/21)

Puerto Rico ERS bond deal reached (The Bond Buyer, 4/5/21)

Pierluisi seeks ‘equality’ for Puerto Rico in testimony before US House panel (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/25/21)

Puerto Rico awarded $900M to help boost island’s education (The Associated Press, 3/23/21)

Nearly $600 million allocated for PAN, equaling funding levels in states (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/22/21)

Puerto Rico seeks repeal of Medicaid cap to avoid fiscal cliff (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/18/21)

Puerto Rico to get an estimated $10 billion in federal emergency aid (The Bond Buyer, 3/17/21)

Puerto Rico’s COVID-employment decline less than U.S. states (The Bond Buyer, 3/17/21)

Puerto Rico sees surge in tourism levels (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/17/21)

Gov’t redistributes up to $1B in disaster relief funds for island mayors (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/17/21)

US senators file PR statehood bill (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/18/21)

Puerto Rico Files Debt Cutting Plan to Bankruptcy Court (Bloomberg, 3/9/21)

Gov’t delivers draft fiscal plan to oversight board ‘to put Puerto Rico on the road to progress’ (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/10/21)

Fiscal board files amended debt adjustment plan, disclosure statement (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/10/21)

Gov’t urges local business owners to request disaster relief aid ‘to promote economic growth’ (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/9/21)

P3 Authority announces two proposed public-private partnerships (The San Juan Daily Star, 3/9/21)

Puerto Rico government could lose access to $4.5 billion in federal recovery funds: Before the end of the year, Puerto Rico must ensure that FEMA appropriates Hurricane María relief funds intended for repairs or reconstruction or the island could lose those funds (El Nuevo Dia, 3/7/21)

Puerto Rico Treasury Assures Commonwealth is Getting its Financial Act Together (Caribbean Business, 3/4/21)

Puerto Rico statehood bill reintroduced (The Bond Buyer, 3/2/21)

Puerto Rico Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index up to 52.4 in January (News Is My Business, 3/2/21)

Puerto Rico tries to pave the road to sell new bonds (The Bond Buyer, 3/1/21)

Supreme Court to consider case impacting Puerto Rico economy (The Bond Buyer, 3/1/21)

Regulator Will Probe Alleged Irregularities in Prepa Billing Practices (Caribbean Business, 3/1/21)

Puerto Rico board takes steps to advance audited financials: An outside consultant provided recommendations on how the commonwealth can catch up on its long-delayed financial reporting, including a multi-year CAFR (The Bond Buyer, 2/26/21)

Puerto Rico Housing Dept.: $800 Million in CDBG-DR Funds Available (Caribbean Business, 2/25/21)

Puerto Rico to Slash Bond Debt in New Restructuring Pact (Bloomberg, 2/23/21)

Puerto Rico Rides Muni-Bond Rally to Bankruptcy Deal (The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones, 2/23/21)

LUMA Presents Recovery and Transformation Plans: Recommends no rate increase, commits to substantial improvements in safety, customer service and reliability (The Weekly Journal, 2/22/21)

LUMA Energy will not increase energy rates through ’24 (News is My Business, 2/22/21)

General Fund Net Revenues Surpass Estimates in December 2020: $180 million more than revenues from December 2019 (The Weekly Journal, 2/18/21)

Puerto Rico revenues coming in well ahead of projections (The Bond Buyer, 2/18/21)

Charles Schumer reaffirms he will not support a pro-statehood bill for Puerto Rico (El Nuevo Dia, 2/18/21)

Governor announces $100 million for towns (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/18/21)

Puerto Rico Treasury Disburses Over $1 Billion of the Economic Impact Payment: Expects to finish disbursements this week (The Weekly Journal, 2/17/21)

Behind on legal requirements PREPA submits to PREB its list of green energy projects totaling 150 MW (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/15/21)

Puerto Rico governor: Congress ‘morally obligated’ to act on statehood vote (The Hill, 2/14/21)

Oversight Board: Agreement in Principle on $7 Billion of Debt Reached (Caribbean Business, 2/10/21)

Full Child Tax Credit for Puerto Rico Included in U.S. Budget Bill (Caribbean Business, 2/9/21)

Gov’t pinpoints 10 priority reconstruction projects to propel economic development (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/9/21)

GAO urges better guidance in FEMA public assistance, Medicaid procurement in PR (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/9/21)

PR to receive $6.2 billion in HUD funds for long-term projects (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/3/21)

Biden administration moves to free up $1.3 billion in funding for Puerto Rico (The Hill, 2/2/21)

Pro-statehood lawyer to fiscal board: Real cause of fiscal woes is status (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/2/21)

Pierluisi calls for more ‘communicative’ relations with oversight board (The San Juan Daily Star, 2/1/21)

Biden to Free Up Billions in Delayed Puerto Rico Storm Aid: The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion (The New York Times, 2/1/21)

Puerto Rico’s electricity grid ranks last in utility performance survey (News Is My Business, 2/1/21)

Board: Puerto Rico pays millions in salary to non-workers (Associated Press, 1/29/21)

Pierluisi welcomes Biden executive order to encourage domestic manufacturing: Governor calls on U.S. president to rely on P.R. as ‘Made-in-America’ supplier of medicines amid Covid-19 crisis (Caribbean Business, 1/27/21)

Puerto Rico’s retail sales rise for 6th consecutive month (News is My Business, 1/28/21)

Puerto Rico officials hopeful of progress on statehood (The Hill, 1/27/21)

$832 Million in Attorney Fees for Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Process: 51.9 percent for the FOMB; 32.4 percent for the central government (The Weekly Journal, 1/27/21)

Puerto Rico Gov. Pierluisi seeks ‘equality’ in funding to tackle Covid, reconstruction: From multiple botched disaster responses to the territory’s exclusion from antipoverty programs, there’s a lot Congress and the administration can do (NBC News, 1/22/21)

PREPA Kicks Off Revitalization Program With $10.7B Investment: FEMA funds to be used to modernize and repair electricity grid (The Weekly Journal, 1/21/21)

Governor creates committee to oversee LUMA-PREPA deal (The San Juan Daily Star, 1/14/21)

Governor to meet with oversight board Friday; required to turn in FY 2021 budget plan soon (The San Juan Daily Star, 1/13/21)

New Legislature to oversee gov’t agencies’ work and focus on budget (The San Juan Daily Star, 1/12/21)

Puerto Rico Treasury reports $656.1M in net income in November ’20 (News Is My Business, 1/7/21)

Prasa to Receive $3.7 Billion in Federal Reconstruction Funding (Caribbean Business, 1/5/21)

FEMA: Commitment Remains Strong 1 Year After Earthquakes (Caribbean Business, 1/5/21)

González Colón sworn in again as new US Congress is seated (The San Juan Daily Star, 1/4/21)

Incoming Puerto Rico Governor Declares ‘Fiscal Emergency’ (Bloomberg, 1/2/21)

Antonio Medina Comas named to Puerto Rico Oversight Board (The Bond Buyer, 12/15/20)

Puerto Rico Ad Hoc Group of Constitutional Debtholders Believes Existing Plan Support Agreement Continues to Represent the Best Path Forward for the Commonwealth (Business Wire, 12/14/20)

Head of transition committee scolds HTA chief for slowness in funds usage (The San Juan Daily Star, 12/11/20)

PRASA easily places $1.4B despite island bankruptcy (The Bond Buyer, 12/10/20)

Puerto Rico water utility issues $1.37 billion in refunding bonds: Shows Prasa regained access at ‘reasonable rates,’ official says (Caribbean Business, 12/10/20)

Puerto Rico’s Pierluisi names budget director (The Bond Buyer, 12/9/20)

PNP legislative majority approves bills to advance annexation in extraordinary session: One of the bills approved in the Senate seeks to allow the governor-elect to call a vote on political status during his term (El Nuevo Dia, 12/8/20)

Pierluisi Announces Cabinet Picks: Francisco Parés, Omar Marrero to retain leadership positions; new faces for other agencies (The Weekly Journal, 12/2/20)

Presumptive Puerto Rico governor-elect announces first cabinet nominations (Caribbean Business, 12/2/20)

Congress Analyzing Impact of Acts 20/22 on IRS: Aims to minimize revenue losses to government coffers (The Weekly Journal, 12/2/20)

New Progressive Party proposes a new status referendum: It seeks to validate the results in favor of statehood and grant greater powers to the Equality Commission, including a fund the Oversight Board cannot touch (El Nuevo Dia, 11/30/20)

Puerto Rico gov’t unveils $135M Aguadilla airport runway project (News Is My Business, 11/18/20)

Pierluisi presents agenda for the first 100 days of his administration (The San Juan Daily Star, 11/17/20)

Oversight Board vacancies won’t stop Puerto Rico debt restructuring (The Bond Buyer, 11/16/20)

Puerto Rico board member exercises exit veto (The Bond Buyer, 10/30/20)

Trump to appoint new member to Puerto Rico oversight board (Associated Press, 10/7/20)

Puerto Rico Fiscal Board Designates David Skeel as Chairman (Caribbean Business, 10/6/20)

Jaresko: $84 million in Education Dept. salary overpayments going back to 2007 included ex-employees (The San Juan Daily Star, 10/1/20)

Energy Bureau denies PREPA bill hike request (The San Juan Daily Star, 9/30/20)

Capital markets buy up refunded Puerto Rico housing bond issue (Caribbean Business, 9/29/20)

U.S. gov’t publishes prototype Puerto Rico report in effort to develop comparable economic data (Caribbean Business, 9/28/20)

Trump Shifts on Puerto Rico, Releases Aid as Election Nears: President Donald Trump has announced the release of $13 billion in assistance to repair the damage in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria three years ago, and has pledged to restore its economy (U.S. News & World Report, 9/18/20)

Biden ramps up Latino outreach with appeal to Puerto Rican voters in Florida (CNBC, 9/15/20)

Overdue 2017 Commonwealth Audit Submitted (Caribbean Business, 9/8/20)

Using just 2% of CDBG-DR funds shows Puerto Rico gov’t’s slow spending (News Is My Business, 9/4/20)